Daily Light on the Daily Path
by Jonathan Bagster
Saturday, July 20th
They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.--In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Such an high priest became us, [who is] holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners.--That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation.
Jesus of Nazareth . . . who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.--As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
[That] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.--Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. . . . Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
He that is of a merry heart [hath] a continual feast.
The joy of the LORD is your strength.--The kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.--Be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
By him . . . let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither [shall] fruit [be] in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and [there shall be] no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.-- Sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing.--We glory in tribulations also.