Daily Encouragement: Year 1, Day 67

From Handbook to Renewal

The Attributes of God

I will give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. (1 Chronicles 16:34)

Lovingkindness and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth shall spring forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. (Psalm 85:10–11)

The Works of God 

Jesus fulfilled the words of the prophet Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18–19)

The Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10)

My Relationship to God

I will trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding; in all my ways I will acknowledge Him, and He will make my paths straight. I will not be wise in my own eyes, but I will fear the Lord and depart from evil. (Proverbs 3:5–7)

“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6)

The Character I Want to Cultivate

Before his downfall the heart of a man is haughty, but humility comes before honor. (Proverbs 18:12)

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:3–5)

My Relationship to Others 

Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I tell you, not seven times, but up to seventy times seven.” (Matthew 18:21–22)

I will love my enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then my reward will be great, and I will be a child of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and evil. I will be merciful just as my Father is merciful. (Luke 6:35–36)

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