Daily Encouragement: Year 1, Day 63

From Handbook to Renewal

The Attributes of God 

God reveals deep things out of darkness and brings the shadow of death into the light. He makes nations great and destroys them; He enlarges nations and disperses them. (Job 12:22–23)

Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. He changes the times and the seasons; He raises up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him. (Daniel 2:20–22)

The Works of God 

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45)

During His trials, some began to spit at Jesus and blindfold Him and strike Him with their fists and say to Him, “Prophesy!” And the guards received Him with slaps in the face. The soldiers put a purple robe on Him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on Him. And they began to call out to Him, “Hail, king of the Jews!” Again and again they struck Him on the head with a staff and spit on Him, and bending their knees, they paid mock homage to Him. When they crucified Him, those who passed by hurled insults at Him, wagging their heads and saying, “Ha! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself and come down from the cross!” And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which means, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Mark 14:65; 15:17–19, 29–30, 34)

My Relationship to God 

Who is the man that fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way he should choose. (Psalm 25:12)

You will instruct me and teach me in the way I should go; You will counsel me and watch over me. (Psalm 32:8)

The Character I Want to Cultivate

He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, righteousness, and honor. (Proverbs 21:21)

The goal of our instruction is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Timothy 1:5)

My Relationship to Others 

Houses and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord. (Proverbs 19:14)

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. (Proverbs 31:30)

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