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ESV — Daily Light on the Daily Path: Day 329
329
Morning
Luke 8:21; Heb. 2:11, 12; Gal. 5:6; John 15:14; Luke 11:28; Matt. 7:21; John 4:34; 1 John 1:6; 1 John 2:5

“My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”

He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”—In Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.—“You are my friends if you do what I command you.”—“Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”—“My food is to do the will of him who sent me.”

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.—Whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may be sure that we are in him.

Evening
1 Kings 19:9; Job 23:10; Ps. 139:1-3, 7, 9, 10; Jas. 5:17; Prov. 29:25; Ps. 37:24; Prov. 24:16; Gal. 6:9; Matt. 26:41; Ps. 103:13

“What are you doing here, Elijah?”

“He knows the way that I take.”—O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways…. Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?… If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours.—The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.—Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.—The righteous falls seven times and rises again.—Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.—“The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”—As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

21 But he answered them, “My mother and my brothers are those twho hear the word of God and do it.”


11 For yhe who sanctifies and zthose who are sanctified aall have one source.1 That is why he is not ashamed to call them bbrothers,2

Footnotes

[1] 2:11 Greek all are of one
[2] 2:11 Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church; also verse 12


12 saying,

c“I will tell of your name to my brothers;

in the midst of the dcongregation I will sing your praise.”


For in Christ Jesus eneither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but fonly faith working through love.


14 You are smy friends tif you do what I command you.


28 But he said, r“Blessed rather are those swho hear the word of God and tkeep it!”


I Never Knew You

21 o“Not everyone who psays to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will qenter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who rdoes the will of my Father who is in heaven.


34 Jesus said to them, m“My food is nto do the will of him who sent me and oto accomplish his work.


nIf we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and odo not practice the truth.


but whoever dkeeps his word, in him truly ethe love of God is perfected. fBy this we may know that we are in him:


The Lord Speaks to Elijah

There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, wthe word of the Lord came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”


10  But he yknows zthe way that I atake;

when he has btried me, I shall come out as gold.


Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

139  O Lord, you have psearched me and known me!

You qknow when I sit down and when I rise up;

you rdiscern my thoughts from afar.

You search out my path and my lying down

and are acquainted with all my ways.


xWhere shall I go from your Spirit?

Or where yshall I flee from your presence?


If I take the wings of the morning

and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,


10  even there your hand shall blead me,

and your right hand shall hold me.


17 Elijah was a man bwith a nature like ours, and che prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for dthree years and six months it did not rain on the earth.


25  iThe fear of man lays a snare,

but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.


24  kthough he fall, he shall not be cast headlong,

for the Lord lupholds his hand.


16  sfor the righteous falls tseven times and rises again,

but uthe wicked stumble in times of calamity.


And elet us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, fif we do not give up.


41 qWatch and upray that you vmay not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”


13  As ra father shows compassion to his children,

so the Lord shows compassion pto those who fear him.