October 16 morning
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. – Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. – Whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord.
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. – Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? – The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
Brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. – We desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end; that ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and perseverence inherit the promises. – So run, that ye may obtain.
ROM. 12:11. Eccl. 9:10. -Col. 3:23,24. Eph. 6:8. John 9:4. -Luke 2:49. -John 2:17. II Pet. 1:10. Heb. 6:11,12. I Cor. 9:24.
October 16 evening
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: but every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. – Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, … even as the garden of the LORD. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; but the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. – [The Lord] delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations. – Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
MATT. 6:13. Prov. 28:26. Jas. 1:13,14. -II Cor. 6:17. Gen. 13:10,11,13. II Pet. 2:7,9. Rom. 14:4.