Christ also suffered for you, leaving an example for you to follow in his steps. — 1 Pet 2:21 NET
“Even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”—“Whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of all.”
Jesus from Nazareth … went around doing good.—Carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
The meekness and gentleness of Christ.—In humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself.
“Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”—Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you.
The one who says he resides in God ought himself to walk just as Jesus walked.—Keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set out for him he endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
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
I looked for him but did not find him; I called him but he did not answer me. — Song 5:6 NET
“O Lord, what can I say now that Israel has retreated before its enemies?” … The Lord responded to Joshua, “Get up! Why are you lying there face down? Israel has sinned; … They have taken some of the riches; … and deceitfully put them among their own possessions.”
Look, the Lord’s hand is not too weak to deliver you; his ear is not too deaf to hear you. But your sinful acts have alienated you from your God; your sins have caused him to reject you and not listen to your prayers.
If I had harbored sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
Dear friends, if our conscience does not condemn us, we have confidence in the presence of God, and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing to him.
Josh 7:8, Josh 7:10-11, Isa 59:1-2, Ps 66:18, 1 John 3:21-22
Daily Light on the Daily Path - June 21
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.