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Charles H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening : Daily Readings, Complete and unabridged

Go To Morning Reading Evening, October 18 “Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice.” — 1 Samuel 15:22 Saul had been commanded to slay utterly all the Amalekites and their cattle. Instead of doing so, he preserved the king, and suffered his people to take the best of the oxen and of the sheep. When called to account for this, he declared that he did it with a view of offering sacrifice to God; but Samuel met him at once with the assurance that sacrifices were no excuse for an act of direct rebellion. The sentence before us is worthy to be printed in letters of gold, and to be hung up before the eyes of the present idolatrous generation, who are very fond of the fineries of will-worship, but utterly neglect the laws of God. Be it ever in your remembrance, that to keep strictly in the path of your Saviour’s command is better than any outward form of religion; and to hearken to his precept with an attentive ear is better than to bring the fat of rams, or any oth…

Charles H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening : Daily Readings, Complete and unabridged

Go To Morning Reading Evening, October 18“Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice.” — 1 Samuel 15:22 Saul had been commanded to slay utterly all the Amalekites and their cattle. Instead of doing so, he preserved the king, and suffered his people to take the best of the oxen and of the sheep. When called to account for this, he declared that he did it with a view of offering sacrifice to God; but Samuel met him at once with the assurance that sacrifices were no excuse for an act of direct rebellion. The sentence before us is worthy to be printed in letters of gold, and to be hung up before the eyes of the present idolatrous generation, who are very fond of the fineries of will-worship, but utterly neglect the laws of God. Be it ever in your remembrance, that to keep strictly in the path of your Saviour’s command is better than any outward form of religion; and to hearken to his precept with an attentive ear is better than to bring the fat of rams, or any other precious…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

October 18 WHO IS ON THE LORD’S SIDE? Frances R. Havergal, 1836–1879 … offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness. (Romans 6:13) As Christians, we are to take our places in God’s army and not be ashamed to be counted as one of His. Believers are too often content to sit on the sidelines and merely observe the spectacle. The work of the gospel, inviting individuals to be personally reconciled with God, is an urgent task, not a spectator sport. It demands our whole-hearted, zealous involvement. This militant hymn text by Frances Havergal was originally titled “Home Missions,” and was written in October, 1877. It was based on the Scripture setting in 1 Chronicles 12:1–18, where a very select group of soldiers was preparing to join King David in warfare against the enemy. The poem later appeared in Loyal Responses, published by the author in 1878. “Who Is on the Lord’s Side?” has b…

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011 | FEAST ST. LUKE, EVANGELIST YEARS ABC Old Testament Isaiah 35:5–8 Psalm Psalm 147:1–11 Epistle 2 Timothy 4:5–18 Gospel Luke 10:1–9 Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Catholic Lectionary

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011 | FEAST SAINT LUKE, EVANGELIST YEARS 1 & 2 First Reading 2 Timothy 4:10–17b Response Psalm 145:12 Psalm Psalm 145:10–13, 17–18 Gospel Acclamation John 15:16 Gospel Luke 10:1–9 Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).