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ESV — Daily Light on the Daily Path: Day 300
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Morning
Ps. 99:1; Jer. 5:22; Ps. 75:6, 7; Dan. 2:21; Matt. 24:6; Rom. 8:31; Matt. 10:29-31

The Lord reigns.

“Do you not fear me? declares the Lord; do you not tremble before me? I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it.”—Not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up, but it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another.

He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.—“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed.”

If God is for us, who can be against us?—“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

Evening
Mal. 2:15; Luke 9:49, 50, 54, 55; Num. 11:27-29; Gal. 5:22-26

Guard yourselves in your spirit.

“Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.”… “Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” But he turned and rebuked them.

“Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” And Joshua the son of Nun… said, “My lord Moses, stop them.” But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord's people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!”

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

The Lord Our God Is Holy

99  sThe Lord reigns; tlet the peoples tremble!

He usits enthroned upon the cherubim; vlet the earth quake!


22  kDo you not fear me? declares the Lord.

Do you not tremble before me?

I placed the sand las the boundary for the sea,

a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass;

though the waves toss, they cannot prevail;

though mthey roar, they cannot pass over it.


For not from the east or from the west

and not from the wilderness comes tlifting up,


but it is uGod who executes judgment,

vputting down one and lifting up another.


21  mHe changes times and seasons;

nhe removes kings and sets up kings;

ohe gives wisdom to the wise

oand knowledge to those who have understanding;


And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you dare not alarmed, for this emust take place, but the end is not yet.


God's Everlasting Love

31 What then shall we say to these things? pIf God is for us, who can be1 against us?

Footnotes

[1] 8:31 Or who is


29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?1 And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But meven the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not, therefore; nyou are of more value than many sparrows.

Footnotes

[1] 10:29 Greek assarion, Roman copper coin (Latin quadrans) worth about 1/16 of a denarius (which was a day's wage for a laborer)


15 aDid he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union?1 And what was the one God2 seeking?3 bGodly offspring. So guard yourselves4 in your spirit, and let none of you be tfaithless to the wife of your youth.

Footnotes

[1] 2:15 Hebrew in it
[2] 2:15 Hebrew the one
[3] 2:15 Or And not one has done this who has a portion of the Spirit. And what was that one seeking?
[4] 2:15 Or So take care; also verse 16


Anyone Not Against Us Is For Us

49 fJohn answered, “Master, we saw someone gcasting out demons in your name, and hwe tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.”


50 But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, ifor the one who is not against you is for you.”


54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to tell qfire to come down from heaven and consume them?”1

Footnotes

[1] 9:54 Some manuscripts add as Elijah did


55 But he turned and rebuked them.1

Footnotes

[1] 9:55 Some manuscripts add and he said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of; for the Son of Man came not to destroy people's lives but to save them”


27 And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” 28 And eJoshua the son of Nun, the assistant of Moses from his youth, said, “My lord Moses, fstop them.” 29 But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? gWould that all the Lord's people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!”


22 But ethe fruit of the Spirit is flove, joy, peace, patience, gkindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 hgentleness, iself-control; jagainst such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus khave crucified the flesh with its lpassions and desires.

25 If we live by the Spirit, mlet us also keep in step with the Spirit. 26 nLet us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.