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ESV — Daily Light on the Daily Path: Day 107
107
Morning
Ps. 31:22; Ps. 69:2; Lam. 3:54-57; Ps. 77:7-11; Ps. 27:13

I had said in my alarm, “I am cut off from your sight.” But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy when I cried to you for help.

I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me.—“Water closed over my head; I said, ‘I am lost.’ I called on your name, O Lord, from the depths of the pit; you heard my plea, ‘Do not close your ear to my cry for help!’ You came near when I called on you; you said, ‘Do not fear!’”

“Will the Lord spurn forever, and never again be favorable? Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?” Then I said, “I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High.” I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old.—I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!

Evening
Ps. 91:15; 1 Chron. 4:10; 2 Chron. 1:7, 8, 10; 1 Kings 4:29; 2 Chron. 14:11, 12; Ps. 65:2

“When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him.”

Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.—“Ask what I shall give you.” And Solomon said to God,… “Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people.”—And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and breadth of mind like the sand on the seashore.

And Asa cried to the Lord his God, “O Lord, there is none like you to help, between the mighty and the weak…. O Lord, you are our God; let not man prevail against you.” So the Lord defeated the Ethiopians before Asa.

O you who hears prayer, to you shall all flesh come.

22  I had said in my dalarm,1

“I am ecut off from fyour sight.”

But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy

when I cried to you for help.

Footnotes

[1] 31:22 Or in my haste


I sink in deep vmire,

where there is no foothold;

I have come into deep waters,

and the flood wsweeps over me.


54  ywater closed over my head;

I said, z‘I am lost.’

55  a“I called on your name, O Lord,

from the depths of the pit;

56  byou heard my plea, ‘Do not close

your ear to my cry for help!’

57  cYou came near when I called on you;

you said, d‘Do not fear!’


“Will the Lord kspurn forever,

and never again lbe favorable?

Has his steadfast love forever ceased?

Are his mpromises at an end for all time?

nHas God forgotten to be gracious?

oHas he in anger shut up his compassion?” Selah

10  Then I said, “I will appeal to this,

to the years of the pright hand of the Most High.”1

11  I will remember the deeds of the Lord;

yes, I will qremember your wonders of old.

Footnotes

[1] 77:10 Or This is my grief: that the right hand of the Most High has changed


13  I believe1 that I shall look upon fthe goodness of the Lord

in gthe land of the living!

Footnotes

[1] 27:13 Other Hebrew manuscripts Oh! Had I not believed


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

I will be with him in trouble;

I will rescue him and chonor him.


10 Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm1 so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.

Footnotes

[1] 4:10 Or evil


Solomon Prays for Wisdom

lIn that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, “Ask what I shall give you.”


And Solomon said to God, “You have shown great and steadfast love to David my father, mand have made me king in his place.


10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge to pgo out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?”


29 cAnd God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and breadth of mind dlike the sand on the seashore,


11 And Asa scried to the Lord his God, “O Lord, there is none like you to help, between the mighty and the weak. Help us, O Lord our God, tfor we rely on you, uand in your name we have come against this multitude. O Lord, you are our God; let not man prevail against you.”


12 vSo the Lord defeated the Ethiopians before Asa and before Judah, and the Ethiopians fled.


O you who ghear prayer,

to you hshall all flesh come.