Daily Encouragement: Year 1, Day 69

From Handbook to Renewal

The Attributes of God

God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has resisted Him without harm? (Job 9:4)

The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3)

The Works of God

Christ has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And as it is appointed for man to die once and after that to face judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation to those who eagerly wait for Him. (Hebrews 9:26–28)

I have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God, to myriads of angels, and to the assembly and church of the firstborn, who are enrolled in heaven. I have come to God, the Judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks better things than the blood of Abel. (Hebrews 12:22–24)

My Relationship to God

I want to follow Abraham’s example of willingness to offer all that I have to You, holding nothing back and trusting in Your character and in Your promises. (Genesis 22:2–11)

Like Josiah, I want a tender and responsive heart, so that I will humble myself before God when I hear His word. (2 Chronicles 34:27)

The Character I Want to Cultivate

I will not lay up for myself treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But I will lay up for myself treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where my treasure is, there my heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19–21; Luke 12:34)

I do not want to lay up treasure for myself without being rich toward God. (Luke 12:21)

My Relationship to Others

The sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the sons of light. I would be wise to use worldly wealth to make friends for myself, so that when it is gone, they may welcome me into the eternal dwellings. (Luke 16:8–9)

What is my hope or joy or crown of rejoicing in the presence of the Lord Jesus at His coming? My glory and joy is the people in whose lives I have been privileged to have a ministry. (1 Thessalonians 2:19–20)

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