Ad Gloriam Dei

"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." - 1 Corintians 10:31

"Let us pursue the things which make for peace and those by which one may edify another"- Romans 14:19

"As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend." - Proverbs 27:17

Friday, June 16, 2006

Daily Light

Daily Light is a Christian classic that has morning and evening readings for every day of the year, with a few on special topics at the end. Each reading consists purely of a collection of verses from the Bible which are all related to a certain theme.

My mum reads this every day, morning and evening, and she told me that her father and mother read it too. I started off with an NIV version and then got myself an NKJV version. I gave Mary a copy on our honeymoon night. We both find it exceedingly good for our souls. If only we were more consistent in reading it! I am determined to consistently integrate this into my devotions. May God give me grace!

Why read Daily Light? It keeps us in touch with the key verses of the Bible and the central truths of the faith on a daily basis. It is devotional in the highest sense and distills the pure Word of God. Read it! Few things could be more profitable for your soul!

Why not sample it? Here are today's readings from the ESV version.

Here is the book's history from the information about the ESV version:

"As a child Samuel Bagster learned the precepts and practices of a devoted Christian, which sustained him throughout his life and which, in turn, he passed on to his children. This highly principled and religiously minded bookshop owner gathered his large family together daily for reading God's Word, testing their knowledge by connecting the day's verses with other passages, and praying over how it could be applied. It was from this practice of worship that the Bagster family compiled the material for Daily Light on the Daily Path [which he first published in 1794 - TJD].

"It is said that this daily devotional book is the most popular of all time. It has touched hundreds of thousands of Christians to the remotest corners of the world with the biblical message of comfort and help... [T]his work is timeless because each reading is a connlection of Scripture verses centered around a theme."

There is also the original KJV version and the a NASB version is on-line.

P.S. The NKJV version is presented as coming from Anne Graham Lotz, Billy Graham's daughter, but all she did was write the foreword and add a couple of pages to the topics section at the end. It really annoys me! Typical commercialisation!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would add that its different themes include various emotions as well (sadness, fear, joyfulness, etc.). Often I've found that the verses for a particular day are very apt for my feelings/circumstance on that day!

Friday, June 16, 2006 11:46:00 pm  
Blogger Timothy said...

Do you prefer the NKJV over other translations?

Elisa and I are going through Deuteronomy and Spurgeon's morning and evening for our devotions...


Saturday, June 17, 2006 3:32:00 pm  
Blogger Timothy Davis said...


I've stuck my answer in an actual post. See here.

Sunday, June 18, 2006 4:29:00 pm  

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