Category Archives: Scripture at Sunrise

Scripture at Sunrise 8.13.2020

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” -Ephesians 2:8-10

True enjoyment of God must lead naturally to mission—to helping others see the beauty you see. God never draws us in except to send us out—to serve and reach others. -Tim Keller via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 8.12.2020

“but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8

“The sight of Christ’s bleeding body should incense us against sin…Let not that be our joy, which made Christ a man of sorrow.” – Thomas Watson

Scripture at Sunrise 8.11.2020

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from Him cometh my salvation.” -Psalm 62:1

Blessed posture! Waiting truly and only upon the Lord. Be this our condition all this day and every day. Waiting His leisure, waiting in His service, waiting in joyful expectation, waiting in prayer, and content. When the very soul thus waits, it is in the best and truest condition of a creature before his Creator, a servant before his Master, a child before his Father. We allow no dictation to God, nor complaining of Him; we will permit no petulance and no distrust. At the same time, we practice no running before the cloud and no seeking to others for aid: neither of these would be waiting upon God. God, and God alone, is the expectation of our hearts.

Blessed assurance! From Him salvation is coming; it is on the road. It will come from Him and from no one else. He shall have all the glory of it, for He alone can and will perform it. And He will perform it most surely in His own time and manner. He will save from doubt, and suffering, and slander, and distress. Though we see no sign of it as yet, we are satisfied to bide the Lord’s will, for we have no suspicion of His love and faithfulness. He will make sure work of it before long, and we will praise Him at once for the coming mercy.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 8.10.2020

“O our God, wilt Thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon Thee.” -2 Chronicles 20:12

When you don’t know what to do and you have a battle you are fighting, you have to turn your eyes to the Lord your God.

-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon from 2 Chronicles 20 What Happens When You Seek God)


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Scripture at Sunrise 8.6.2020

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” -Micah 6:8

Everyone is . . . tired. Or worried. Or angry. Or sad. Or fearful. Or hurting. Or something. You be the one who lowers the volume and calms the situation, who smiles kindly, who says “I’m sorry” with no sarcasm, who shows them grace. You be the face of Jesus to them. -Hershael York via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 8.4.2020

“The Lord bless thee, and keep thee.” -Numbers 6:24

This first clause of the high priest’s benediction is substantially a promise. That blessing which our great High Priest pronounces upon us is sure to come, for He speaks the mind of God.

What a joy to abide under the divine blessing! This puts a gracious flavor into all things. If we are blessed, then all our possessions and enjoyments are blessed; yea, our losses and crosses and even our disappointments are blessed. God’s blessing is deep, emphatic, effectual. A man’s blessing may begin and end in words, but the blessing of the Lord makes rich and sanctifies. The best wish we can have for our dearest friend is not “may prosperity attend thee,” but “the Lord bless thee.”

It is equally a delightful thing to be kept of God; kept by Him, kept near Him, kept in Him. They are kept indeed whom God keeps; they are preserved from evil; they are reserved unto boundless happiness. God’s keeping goes with His blessing, to establish it and cause it to endure.

The author of this little book desires that the rich blessing and sure keeping here pronounced may come upon every reader who may at this moment be looking at these lines. Please breathe the text to God as a prayer for His servants.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 8.3.2020

“For Thy mercy is great above the heavens: and Thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.” -Psalm 108:4

Mercy is not getting what we deserve. God doesn’t have to show mercy, but He does. That shows the goodness of God!

-Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon from  Hebrews 7:20-28 Mercy)


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Scripture at Sunrise 7.30.2020

“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple.” -Psalm 27:4

Lord, I will obey You simply because You are worthy of it and it is my duty. But don’t let my service to You remain at that level. Show me Your beauty – attract my heart, capture my imagination, so that I find joyful pleasure in serving You. Amen. -Tim Keller via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 7.29.2020

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” -John 1:29

“The blood of Jesus Christ was special because of the One who poured it out.” -Joshua Wilson
excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon :The Blood of the Lamb