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ESV — Daily Light on the Daily Path: Day 233
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Morning
Num. 23:19; Jas. 1:17; Heb. 13:8; Ps. 91:4; Heb. 6:17, 18; Deut. 7:9; Ps. 25:10; Ps. 146:5, 6

“God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind.”

The Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.—Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

When God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.

“The faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.”—All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.—Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God… who keeps faith forever.

Evening
Prov. 24:10; Isa. 40:29; 2 Cor. 12:9; Ps. 91:15; Deut. 33:27; Ps. 69:20; Heb. 5:1, 2, 5, 8, 9; Isa. 53:4

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.—“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”—“When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.”—“The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you.”

I looked for pity, but there was none, and for comforters, but I found none.—Every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God…. He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness…. So also Christ… Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him.—Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.

19  cGod is not man, that he should lie,

or a son of man, that he should change his mind.

Has he said, and will he not do it?

Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?


17 zEvery good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from athe Father of lights bwith whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.1

Footnotes

[1] 1:17 Some manuscripts variation due to a shadow of turning


Jesus Christ is hthe same yesterday and today and forever.


He will gcover you with his pinions,

and under his hwings you will ifind refuge;

his jfaithfulness is ka shield and buckler.


17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to ithe heirs of the promise jthe unchangeable character of his purpose, khe guaranteed it with an oath,


18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which lit is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope mset before us.


Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, sthe faithful God twho keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,


10  All the paths of the Lord are dsteadfast love and faithfulness,

for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.


uBlessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,

whose vhope is in the Lord his God,


wwho made heaven and earth,

the sea, and all that is in them,

xwho keeps faith forever;


10  If you ifaint in the day of adversity,

your strength is small.


29  He gives power to the faint,

and to him who has no might he increases strength.


But he said to me, j“My grace is sufficient for you, for kmy power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that lthe power of Christ may rest upon me.


15  When he bcalls to me, I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble;

I will rescue him and chonor him.


27  The eternal God is your tdwelling place,1

and underneath are the everlasting arms.2

And he thrust out the enemy before you

and said, ‘Destroy.’

Footnotes

[1] 33:27 Or a dwelling place
[2] 33:27 Revocalization of verse 27 yields He subdues the ancient gods, and shatters the forces of old


20  bReproaches have broken my heart,

so that I am in cdespair.

I dlooked for epity, but there was none,

and for fcomforters, but I found none.


For every high priest chosen from among men jis appointed to act on behalf of men kin relation to God, lto offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.


mHe can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself nis beset with weakness.


So also Christ rdid not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him,

s“You are my Son,

today I have begotten you”;


Although yhe was a son, zhe learned obedience through what he suffered.


And abeing made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,


mSurely he has borne our griefs

and carried our sorrows;

yet we esteemed him stricken,

nsmitten by God, and afflicted.