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ESV — Daily Light on the Daily Path: Day 32
32
Morning
1 Pet. 1:8; 2 Cor. 5:7; 1 John 4:19; 1 John 4:16; Eph. 1:13; Col. 1:27; 1 John 4:20; John 20:29; Ps. 2:12

Though you have not seen him, you love him.

For we walk by faith, not by sight.—We love because he first loved us.—So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.—In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.—To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”—Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Evening
Jer. 23:6; Isa. 64:6; Ps. 71:16; Isa. 61:10; Luke 15:22; Rev. 19:8; Phil. 3:8, 9

“The Lord is our righteousness.”

We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment.

With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.—I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

“Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him.”—“It was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”—for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord… in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith.

uThough you have not seen him, you love him. vThough you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,


for swe walk by faith, not tby sight.


19 eWe love because he first loved us.


16 So xwe have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. yGod is love, and zwhoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.


13 In him you also, when you heard ethe word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, fwere sealed with the gpromised Holy Spirit,


27 qTo them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are rthe riches of the glory of pthis mystery, which is Christ in you, sthe hope of glory.


20 fIf anyone says, “I love God,” and ghates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot1 love God hwhom he has not seen.

Footnotes

[1] 4:20 Some manuscripts how can he


29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? tBlessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”


12  jKiss kthe Son,

lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,

for his lwrath is quickly kindled.

mBlessed are all who take refuge in him.


In his days Judah will be saved, and dIsrael will edwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: f‘The Lord is our righteousness.’


vWe have all become like one who is unclean,

and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment.

wWe all fade like a leaf,

and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.


16  With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come;

I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.


10  jI will greatly rejoice in the Lord;

my soul shall exult in my God,

kfor he has clothed me with the garments of salvation;

he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,

as a bridegroom decks himself llike a priest with a beautiful headdress,

mand as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.


22 But the father said to his servants,1 ‘Bring quickly ythe best robe, and put it on him, and put za ring on his hand, and ashoes on his feet.

Footnotes

[1] 15:22 Greek bondservants


cit was granted her to clothe herself

with fine linen, bright and pure”—

for the fine linen is dthe righteous deeds of the saints.


Indeed, I count everything as loss because of cthe surpassing worth of dknowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I ehave suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ


and be found in him, not having fa righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but gthat which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—