Daily Light on the Daily Path
by Jonathan Bagster
Friday, January 19th
Serving the Lord with all humility of mind.
Whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
If a man thinketh himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.--I say, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.--When ye shall have done all the things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which it was our duty to do.
Our rejoicing is this, . . . that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have behaved ourselves in the world We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God, and not from us.
We have turned every one to his own way.
Noah . . . planted a vineyard: and he drank of the wine, and was drunk.--[Abram] said to Sarai his wife, . . . Say, I pray thee, thou [art] my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake.--Isaac said to Jacob, . . . [Art] thou my very son Esau? And he said, I [am].--Moses . . . spoke unadvisedly with his lips.--The men took of their provisions, and asked not [counsel] at the mouth of the LORD. And Joshua made peace with them.-- David did [that which was] right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any [thing] that he commanded him all the days of his life, except only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
These all . . . obtained a good report through faith.-- Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ.--The LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Not for your sakes do I [this], saith the Lord GOD, be it known to you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways.