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ESV — Daily Light on the Daily Path: Day 297
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Morning
Luke 12:15; Ps. 37:16; Prov. 15:16; 1 Tim. 6:6, 8; Prov. 30:8, 9; Matt. 6:11; Matt. 6:25; Luke 22:35; Heb. 13:5

“One's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.—Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.—Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment…. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.—Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.—“Give us this day our daily bread.”

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”—“When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.”—Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Evening
John 6:63; 1 Cor. 15:45; John 3:6; Titus 3:5; Rom. 8:9-11; Gal. 2:20; Rom. 6:11

“It is the Spirit who gives life.”

“The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.—“That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”—He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.

Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God.—You… must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

15 And he said to them, v“Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”


16  xBetter is the little that the righteous has

than the abundance of many wicked.


16  bBetter is a little with the fear of the Lord

than great treasure and trouble with it.


But bgodliness cwith contentment is great gain,


But eif we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.


Remove far from me falsehood and lying;

give me neither poverty nor riches;

feed me with the food that is xneedful for me,


lest I be yfull and zdeny you

and say, a“Who is the Lord?”

or lest I be poor and steal

band profane the name of my God.


11  mGive us nthis day our daily bread,1

Footnotes

[1] 6:11 Or our bread for tomorrow


Do Not Be Anxious

25 e“Therefore I tell you, fdo not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?


Scripture Must Be Fulfilled in Jesus

35 And he said to them, i“When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.”


Keep your life afree from love of money, and bbe content with what you have, for he has said, c“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”


63 zIt is the Spirit who gives life; athe flesh is no help at all. bThe words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.


45 Thus it is written, h“The first man Adam became a living being”;1 ithe last Adam became a jlife-giving spirit.

Footnotes

[1] 15:45 Greek a living soul


rThat which is born of the flesh is sflesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.1

Footnotes

[1] 3:6 The same Greek word means both wind and spirit


he saved us, enot because of works done by us in righteousness, but faccording to his own mercy, by gthe washing of regeneration and hrenewal of the Holy Spirit,


You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact xthe Spirit of God dwells in you. yAnyone who does not have zthe Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of ahim who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus1 from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies bthrough his Spirit who dwells in you.

Footnotes

[1] 8:11 Some manuscripts lack Jesus


20 I have been tcrucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives uin me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, vwho loved me and wgave himself for me.


11 So you also must consider yourselves fdead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.