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ESV — Daily Light on the Daily Path: Day 114
114
Morning
Ps. 18:18; Jer. 3:23; Ps. 18:2; Isa. 12:6; Ps. 34:7, 17; Deut. 33:27; Heb. 13:6; Ps. 18:31, 32; 1 Cor. 15:10

The Lord was my support.

“Truly the hills are a delusion, the orgies on the mountains. Truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel.”—The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.—“Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them…. When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.—“The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”—So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”—For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?—the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless.

But by the grace of God I am what I am.

Evening
Isa. 53:6; 1 John 1:8; Rom. 3:10-12; 1 Pet. 2:25; Ps. 119:176; Ps. 23:3; John 10:27, 28; Luke 15:4

All we like sheep have gone astray.

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.—“None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands;… All have turned aside; together they have become worthless.”

For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.—I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.

He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?”

18  They confronted me in the day of my calamity,

but the Lord was my support.


23  Truly tthe hills are a delusion,

the orgies1 on the mountains.

uTruly in the Lord our God

is the salvation of Israel.

Footnotes

[1] 3:23 Hebrew commotion


The Lord is my irock and my jfortress and my deliverer,

my God, my irock, in kwhom I take refuge,

my lshield, and mthe horn of my salvation, my nstronghold.


Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,

for great din your1 midst is ethe Holy One of Israel.”

Footnotes

[1] 12:6 The Hebrew for your in verse 6 is singular, referring to the inhabitant of Zion


xThe angel of the Lord yencamps

around those who fear him, and delivers them.


17  nWhen the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears

and delivers them out of all their troubles.


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


So we can confidently say,

d“The Lord is my helper;

eI will not fear;

what can man do to me?”


31  For gwho is God, but the Lord?

And who is ha rock, except our God?—


32  the God who iequipped me with strength

and made my way jblameless.


10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, xI worked harder than any of them, ythough it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.


qAll we like sheep have gone astray;

we have turned—every one—to his own way;

rand the Lord has laid on him

the iniquity of us all.


sIf we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and tthe truth is not in us.


10 as it is written:

n“None is righteous, no, not one;

11  no one understands;

no one seeks for God.

12  All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;

no one does good,

not even one.”


25 For iyou were straying like sheep, but have now returned to jthe Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.


176  I have kgone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant,

for I do not lforget your commandments.


He grestores my soul.

He hleads me in ipaths of righteousness1

for his jname's sake.

Footnotes

[1] 23:3 Or in right paths


27 nMy sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.


28 oI give them eternal life, and pthey will never perish, and qno one will snatch them out of my hand.


d“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, eif he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine fin the open country, and ggo after the one that is lost, until he finds it?