This is another dross that has been observed among many in the Church. Nonetheless, looking back at the earthly life of our Master Jesus, we see consistent morning and evening devotion to God. Mark 1: 35 says this about Jesus: “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” (See also Luke 6:12; John 8:1 compare Psalm 5:3; 55:17; 57:8; 119:147; Daniel 6:10).
We have been told before that the lifestyle of Jesus is “the model lifestyle” which all well-meaning believers must emulate (Matthew 11:29; John 13:15; Romans 15:5; 2 Corinthians 10:1; Philippians 2:5; Colossians 3:13; Hebrews 3:1; 12:2).
How else would someone draw God’s countenance and protection for oneself, put on sound mind and inspiration for the day’s work, if not through consistent early morning devotion to God – ministering to the Lord in songs and hymns; reading, interpreting and meditating on His Word, as well as praying the Word? (Psalm 1:1-3; Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16).
Similarly, how else would we cover ourselves with the fire/glory of the Lord against Satan’s night manouvres, if we do not tarry before the Lord before bedtime, adorning ourselves with the defensive weapons of reading and praying His Word and ministering to Him with thanksgiving and protective songs and hymns?