“From the very first day you applied your mind to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard.” — Dan 10:12 NET
For this is what the high and exalted one says, the one who rules forever, whose name is holy: “I dwell in an exalted and holy place, but also with the discouraged and humiliated, in order to cheer up the humiliated and to encourage the discouraged.”—The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit – O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject.—Though the Lord is exalted, he takes note of the lowly, and recognizes the proud from far away.—And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under his mighty hand.—“God opposes the proud, but he gives grace to the humble.” So submit to God.
Certainly O Lord, you are kind and forgiving, and show great faithfulness to all who cry out to you. O Lord, hear my prayer! Pay attention to my plea for mercy! In my time of trouble I cry out to you, for you will answer me.
Isa 57:15, Ps 51:17, Ps 138:6, 1 Pet 5:6, Jas 4:6-7, Ps 86:5-7
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. — Matt 6:10 NET
Understanding what the Lord’s will is.
“Your Father in heaven is not willing that one of these little ones be lost.”
For this is God’s will: that you become holy.—In that he spends the rest of his time on earth concerned about the will of God and not human desires.—By his sovereign plan he gave us birth through the message of truth,… So put away all filth .
“You shall be holy, because I am holy.”—[Jesus] said,… “Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”—“Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them is like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, but it did not collapse because it had been founded on rock.”—The world is passing away with all its desires, but the person who does the will of God remains forever.
Eph 5:17, Matt 18:14, 1 Thess 4:3, 1 Pet 4:2, Jas 1:18, Jas 1:21, 1 Pet 1:16, Mark 3:34-35, Matt 7:24-25, 1 John 2:17
Daily Light on the Daily Path - October 13
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.