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ESV — Daily Light on the Daily Path: Day 295
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Morning
John 1:16; Matt. 17:5; 1 John 3:1; Heb. 1:2; Rom. 8:17; John 10:30, 38; John 20:17; John 17:23; Eph. 1:22, 23; 2 Cor. 7:1

From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”—See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God.

His Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things.—If children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

“I and the Father are one…. The Father is in me and I am in the Father.”—“My Father and your Father,… my God and your God.”—“I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one.”

The church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

Evening
John 13:16, 17; Luke 22:24-27; Matt. 20:28; John 13:3-5

“A servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”

A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.”—“Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Jesus… rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

16 For from hhis fullness we have all received, igrace upon grace.1

Footnotes

[1] 1:16 Or grace in place of grace


He was still speaking when, behold, ma bright cloud overshadowed them, and ma voice from the cloud said, n“This is my beloved Son,1 with whom I am well pleased; olisten to him.”

Footnotes

[1] 17:5 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved


See ywhat kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called zchildren of God; and so we are. The reason why athe world does not know us is that bit did not know him.


but bin these last days che has spoken to us by dhis Son, whom he appointed ethe heir of all things, fthrough whom also he created gthe world.


17 and if children, then lheirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, mprovided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.


30 uI and the Father are one.”


38 but if I do them, feven though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that gthe Father is in me and I am in the Father.”


17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to ymy brothers and say to them, z‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to amy God and your God.’”


23 zI in them and you in me, athat they may become perfectly one, bso that the world may know that you sent me and cloved them even as dyou loved me.


22 And dhe put all things under his feet and gave him as ehead over all things to the church,


23 fwhich is his body, gthe fullness of him hwho fills iall in all.


Since we have these promises, beloved, jlet us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body1 and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

Footnotes

[1] 7:1 Greek flesh


16 Truly, truly, I say to you, na servant1 is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.

Footnotes

[1] 13:16 Greek bondservant


17 If you know these things, oblessed are you if you do them.


Who Is the Greatest?

24 qA dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 25 rAnd he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles sexercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. 26 tBut not so with you. Rather, let sthe greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. 27 For who is the greater, uone who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But vI am among you as the one who serves.


28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served but kto serve, and lto give his life as a ransom for mmany.”


Jesus, knowing uthat the Father had given all things into his hands, and that vhe had come from God and wwas going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, xtied it around his waist. Then he ypoured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.