Daily Light on the Daily Path
by Jonathan Bagster
Tuesday, January 21st
Every [branch] that beareth fruit, he trimmeth it.
He [is] like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: and he shall sit [as] a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the LORD an offering in righteousness.
We glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given to us.--If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye are without chastisement, of which all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness to them who are exercised by it. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees.
Now we call the proud happy.
Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Better [it is to be] of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.--Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination to him: a proud look, etc.--Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD.
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if [there is any] wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Grace [be] to you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.--Blessed [are] the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.