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ESV — Daily Light on the Daily Path: Day 124
124
Morning
Matthew 5:48; Genesis 17:1; Leviticus 20:26; 1 Corinthians 6:20; Colossians 2:10; Titus 2:14; 2 Peter 3:14; Psalm 119:1; James 1:25; Psalm 139:23; Psalm 139:24

“You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

“I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless.”—“You shall be holy to me, for I the Lord am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.”

You were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

You have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.—Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness.—Be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!—But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.—Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

Evening
2 Corinthians 7:1; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Psalm 51:6; Titus 2:12; Matthew 5:16; Philippians 3:12; 1 John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5:5; Ephesians 4:12; Ephesians 4:13

Bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

Beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit.

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.—Training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.—“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”—Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect.

And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.—To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

48 oYou therefore must be pperfect, qas your heavenly Father is perfect.


Abraham and the Covenant of Circumcision

17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty;1 walk before me, and be nblameless,

Footnotes

[1] 17:1 Hebrew El Shaddai


26 vYou shall be holy to me, wfor I the Lord am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.


20 rfor you were bought with a price. sSo glorify God in your body.


10 and tyou have been filled in him, who is uthe head of all rule and authority.


14 rwho gave himself for us to sredeem us from all lawlessness and tto purify for himself ta people for his own possession who are uzealous for good works.


Final Words

14 hTherefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him iwithout spot or jblemish, and kat peace.


Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet

Aleph

119  1 Blessed are those whose kway is blameless,

who lwalk in the law of the Lord!

Footnotes

[1] 119:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem of twenty-two stanzas, following the letters of the Hebrew alphabet; within a stanza, each verse begins with the same Hebrew letter


25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, othe law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, phe will be blessed in his doing.


23  Search me, O God, and know my heart!

vTry me and know my thoughts!1

Footnotes

[1] 139:23 Or cares


24  And see if there be any grievous way in me,

and wlead me in xthe way everlasting!1

Footnotes

[1] 139:24 Or in the ancient way (compare Jeremiah 6:16)


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


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


Behold, you delight in truth in gthe inward being,

and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.


12 training us to renounce ungodliness and kworldly passions, and lto live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in mthe present age,


16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so nthat1 they may see your good works and ogive glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Footnotes

[1] 5:16 Or house. 16Let your light so shine before others that


Straining Toward the Goal

12 Not that I have already lobtained this or mam already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.


And everyone who hthus hopes in him ipurifies himself as he is pure.


He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, qwho has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.


12 qto equip the saints for the work of ministry, for rbuilding up sthe body of Christ,


13 until we all attain to tthe unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, uto mature manhood,1 to the measure of the stature of vthe fullness of Christ,

Footnotes

[1] 4:13 Greek to a full-grown man