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ESV — Daily Light on the Daily Path: Day 148
148
Morning
Nahum 1:7; Jeremiah 33:11; Psalm 46:1; Psalm 91:2; Deuteronomy 33:29; 2 Samuel 22:31; 2 Samuel 22:32; 1 Corinthians 8:3; 2 Timothy 2:19; Psalm 1:6; Exodus 33:17

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

“Give thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”—God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.—I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”—“Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, the shield of your help, and the sword of your triumph!”—This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. “For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?”

But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.—But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”—The Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.—“You have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.”

Evening
1 Corinthians 7:32; 1 Peter 5:7; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Psalm 34:8; Psalm 34:10; Matthew 6:25; Matthew 6:26; Philippians 4:6; Philippians 4:7

I want you to be free from anxieties.

He cares for you.—“The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him.”—Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!… The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.— “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

sThe Lord is good,

ta stronghold in the day of trouble;

uhe knows those who take refuge in him.


11 fthe voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voices of those who sing, as they bring gthank offerings to the house of the Lord:

h“‘Give thanks to the Lord of hosts,

for the Lord is good,

for his steadfast love endures forever!’

xFor I will restore the fortunes of the land as at first, says the Lord.


God Is Our Fortress

To the choirmaster. Of athe Sons of Korah. According to bAlamoth.1 A Song.

46  God is our crefuge and strength,

a very dpresent2 help in etrouble.

Footnotes

[1] 46:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
[2] 46:1 Or well proved


I will say1 to the Lord, “My crefuge and my dfortress,

my God, in whom I etrust.”

Footnotes

[1] 91:2 Septuagint He will say


29  Happy are you, O Israel! wWho is like you,

a people xsaved by the Lord,

ythe shield of your help,

and the sword of your triumph!

Your enemies shall come fawning to you,

and you shall tread upon their backs.”


31  This God—lhis way is perfect;

the mword of the Lord proves true;

he is na shield for all those who take refuge in him.


32  “For who is God, but the Lord?

oAnd who is a rock, except our God?


But if anyone loves God, she is known by God.1

Footnotes

[1] 8:3 Greek him


19 But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: g“The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone hwho names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”


for the Lord pknows qthe way of the righteous,

but the way of the wicked will perish.


17 And the Lord said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do, ofor you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.”


32 I want you to be efree from anxieties. fThe unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord.


ycasting all your anxieties on him, because zhe cares for you.


fFor the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those gwhose heart is blameless1 toward him. hYou have done foolishly in this, for from now on iyou will have wars.”

Footnotes

[1] 16:9 Or whole


Oh, ztaste and see that athe Lord is good!

bBlessed is the man who takes refuge in him!


10  cThe young lions suffer want and hunger;

but those who dseek the Lord lack no good thing.


Do Not Be Anxious

25 e“Therefore I tell you, fdo not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?


26 gLook at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. hAre you not of more value than they?


rdo not be anxious about anything, sbut in everything by prayer and supplication twith thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.


And uthe peace of God, vwhich surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.