Look, the Lord’s hand is not too weak to deliver you; his ear is not too deaf to hear you. — Isa 59:1 NET
When I cried out for help, you answered me. You made me bold and energized me.—While I was still praying, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen previously in a vision, was approaching me in my state of extreme weariness, around the time of the evening offering.
Do not reject me! Do not push your servant away in anger! You are my deliverer! Do not forsake or abandon me, O God who vindicates me!—But you, O Lord, do not remain far away! You are my source of strength! Hurry and help me!
“Oh, Lord God, you did indeed make heaven and earth by your mighty power and great strength. Nothing is too hard for you!”—He delivered us from so great a risk of death, and he will deliver us. We have set our hope on him that he will deliver us yet again.—“Won’t God give justice to his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he delay long to help them? I tell you, he will give them justice speedily.”
Ps 138:3, Dan 9:21, Ps 27:9, Ps 22:19, Jer 32:17, 2 Cor 1:10, Luke 18:7-8
“I glorified you on earth.” — John 17:4 NET
“My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to complete his work.”—“We must perform the deeds of the one who sent me as long as it is daytime. Night is coming when no one can work.”
“Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?” Yet his parents did not understand the remark he made to them.—“This sickness will not lead to death, but to God’s glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believe, you would see the glory of God?”
And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and with people.—“You are my one dear Son; in you I take great delight.”—All were speaking well of him, and were amazed at the gracious words coming out of his mouth.
“You are worthy … because you were killed, and at the cost of your own blood you have purchased for God persons from every tribe, language, people, and nation. You have appointed them as a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”
John 4:34, John 9:4, Luke 2:49-50, John 11:4, John 11:40, Luke 2:52, Luke 3:22, Luke 4:22, Rev 5:9-10
Daily Light on the Daily Path - May 4
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.