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ESV — Daily Light on the Daily Path: Day 206
206
Morning
Rom. 12:12; 1 Sam. 3:18; Job 9:15; Job 1:21; Job 2:10; John 11:35; Isa. 53:3, 4; Heb. 12:6, 11; Col. 1:11; John 16:33

Patient in tribulation.

“It is the Lord. Let him do what seems good to him.”—“Though I am in the right, I cannot answer him; I must appeal for mercy to my accuser.”—“The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”—“Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?”

Jesus wept.—A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief…. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.

“The Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”… For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.—May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.—“In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Evening
Rom. 4:20; Mark 11:22-24; Heb. 11:6; Heb. 11:17-19; Rom. 4:21; Gen. 18:14; Matt. 19:26; Luke 17:5

No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God.

And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”—Without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

He who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead.—Fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.

“Is anything too hard for the Lord?”—“With God all things are possible.”—“Increase our faith!”

12 zRejoice in hope, abe patient in tribulation, bbe constant in prayer.


18 So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, q“It is the Lord. Let him do what seems good to him.”


15  rThough I am in the right, I cannot answer him;

I must sappeal for mercy to my accuser.1

Footnotes

[1] 9:15 Or to my judge


21 And he said, g“Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I hreturn. The Lord igave, and the Lord has taken away; jblessed be the name of the Lord.”


10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the wfoolish women would speak. xShall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?”1 yIn all this Job did not zsin with his lips.

Footnotes

[1] 2:10 Or disaster; also verse 11


35 wJesus wept.


kHe was despised and rejected1 by men;

a man of sorrows,2 and acquainted with3 grief;4

and as one from whom men hide their faces5

he was despised, and lwe esteemed him not.

Footnotes

[1] 53:3 Or forsaken
[2] 53:3 Or pains; also verse 4
[3] 53:3 Or and knowing
[4] 53:3 Or sickness; also verse 4
[5] 53:3 Or as one who hides his face from us


mSurely he has borne our griefs

and carried our sorrows;

yet we esteemed him stricken,

nsmitten by God, and afflicted.


For hthe Lord disciplines the one he loves,

and chastises every son whom he receives.”


11 nFor the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields othe peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.


11 yMay you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for zall endurance and patience awith joy,


33 I have said these things to you, that hin me you may have peace. iIn the world you will have jtribulation. But ktake heart; lI have overcome the world.”


20 No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God,


22 And Jesus answered them, “Have kfaith in God. 23 lTruly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, m‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not ndoubt in his heart, but obelieves that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, pwhatever you ask in prayer, obelieve that you qhave received1 it, and it will be yours.

Footnotes

[1] 11:24 Some manuscripts are receiving


And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God mmust believe that he exists and mthat he rewards those who seek him.


17 By faith jAbraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, 18 of whom it was said, k“Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” 19 lHe considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.


21 fully convinced that uGod was able to do what he had promised.


14 aIs anything too hard1 for the Lord? bAt the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”

Footnotes

[1] 18:14 Or wonderful


26 But Jesus wlooked at them and said, x“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”


Increase Our Faith

cThe apostles said to the Lord, d“Increase our faith!”