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The International Sunday school Lesson, Outline

January 22 Lesson 8 (KJV) Praise God the Creator Devotional Reading:Psalm 8 Background Scripture:Psalm 104 Psalm 104:1–4, 24–30 1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. 2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: 3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: 4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire. 24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. 25 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. 26 There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein. 27 These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. 28 That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. 29 Thou hidest thy …

Barry, John D., and Rebecca Kruyswijk. Connect the Testaments

January 21: Power, Authority, and Its Result Genesis 34:1–35:15; Matthew 25:14–26:13; Ecclesiastes 8:1–9 “For there is a time and a way for everything, although man’s trouble lies heavy on him. For he does not know what is to be, for who can tell him how it will be?” (Eccl 8:6). We all struggle with the future and the vast uncertainty it creates in our minds. It’s rarely the present that keeps us awake at night; it’s our concerns about what will happen if the present changes for better or worse. But unlike other places in the Bible when we’re told not to worry, the words of Ecclesiastes 8:6 are set in the context of a request to obey the king of the land. This is not because the king is offered as a solution to the problems, although he could potentially help, but because like many other things, there is nothing that can be done about him. Why worry about that which you cannot change? This situation is equated to life and death itself: “No man has the power to retain the spirit, or power o…

Spurgeon, Charles H. Morning and Evening: Daily Readings

Morning, January 21Go To Evening Reading
“And so all Israel shall be saved.” —Romans 11:26
Then Moses sang at the Red Sea, it was his joy to know that all Israel were safe. Not a drop of spray fell from that solid wall until the last of God’s Israel had safely planted his foot on the other side the flood. That done, immediately the floods dissolved into their proper place again, but not till then. Part of that song was, “Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed.” In the last time, when the elect shall sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and of the Lamb, it shall be the boast of Jesus, “Of all whom thou hast given me, I have lost none.” In heaven, there shall not be a vacant throne.
“For all the chosen race Shall meet around the throne, Shall bless the conduct of his grace, And make his glories known.”
As many as God hath chosen, as many as Christ hath redeemed, as many as the Spirit hath called, as many as believe in Jesus, shall safely cross the dividing s…

Thoughts for the Quiet Hour

January 21 Show me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths Ps. 25:4 There is a path in which every child of God is to walk, and in which alone God can accompany him. Denham Smith

 Hardman, Samuel G., and Dwight Lyman Moody. Thoughts for the Quiet Hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing, 1997. Print.