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Today's Devotion. Daily Light on the Daily Path is one of the most beloved devotionals of all time. Each morning and evening devotion is a short Bible study with scriptures from the King James Bible compiled according to a biblical theme, with no anecdotes, commentary, or stories to distract the reader, thus permitting the scriptures to speak for themselves. The devotions are often sequential, carrying a theme from morning to morning or evening to evening. Daily Light On The Daily Path Thousands have experienced the spiritual rewards of daily reading these inspiring Scripture selections.
Samuel Bagster was born in England, December 26,and brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord in a Christian home. At age 7, he was enrolled in a school taught by the Baptist minister John Ryland, and at the close of his education Samuel was indentured to a bookseller. Upon completion of his apprenticeship, he opened his own bookshop in London, April 19,at the age of twenty-one. A devout Christian, he made it a rule that he would never sell any book which might be considered questionable in taste or subject.
Samuel Bagster married Eunice Birch, December 19, and they were blessed with twelve children.Jonathan Bagster, the son of Samuel Bagster , created the work for his own family's daily devotion. Jonathan's son, Robert, published the devotional some years later with assistance from his daughter Ann. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It consists of brief groupings of scripture passages which speak to prominent Biblical themes—two themes morning and evening for each day of the year. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. It appends no commentary, but simply allows scripture to speak for itself.
It was Jonathantheir tenth child, who was mainly responsible for the idea and the method by which Daily Light was compiled when he was himself a husband and father.
In preparing for daily family worship, Jonathan Bagster selected a Scripture text that the family joined together in prayer were asked to illustrate by further applicable Scripture texts. He was editor-in-chief, and his daughter Anne was his chief assistant. The resultant Scripture texts "were carefully considered, discussed and arranged by common consent of all those present, after which the manuscript would be laid aside for prayer and meditation to see if there would be any guidance for further improvement.
Sometimes it was weeks before it was felt that the reading for a particular day could not be improved and then that page would be sent to the printer to be set in type. Later it would be read and corrected and all the references would be verified.
Each day for two years the readings were compiled, corrected and improved in this way until the whole book was ready for publication in two volumes, one of the Morning readings and the other of the Evening readings. It was one of Jonathan's sons, Robertwho in aboutfirst published the collection of Scripture readings—morning and evening for days. According to Robert Bagster—"This book was prepared entirely within our family, mostly by my father, Jonathan Bagster, his sister, and eldest daughter, while others of the younger ones myself includedworked in a subordinate position.
Few can appreciate the heart-searching care with which every text was selected, the days, nay weeks, of change, alterations, and improvements, until at last each page was passed.
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