ESV — Daily Light on the Daily Path: Day 173173Morning
1 Pet. 2:21; Mark 10:45; Mark 10:44; Acts 10:38; Gal. 6:2; 2 Cor. 10:1; Phil. 2:3; Luke 23:34; Eph. 4:32; 1 John 2:6; Heb. 12:2
Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.
“Even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.”—“Whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.”
Jesus of Nazareth… went about doing good.—Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
The meekness and gentleness of Christ.—In humility count others more significant than yourselves.
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”—Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.—Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Song 5:6; Josh. 7:8, 10, 11; Isa. 59:1, 2; Ps. 66:18; 1 John 3:21, 22
I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer.
“O Lord, what can I say, when Israel has turned their backs before their enemies!”… The Lord said to Joshua, “Get up! Why have you fallen on your face? Israel has sinned;… they have taken some of the devoted things… and put them among their own belongings.”
Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.
If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.