Daily Encouragement: Year 1, Day 81

From Handbook to Renewal

The Attributes of God 

I will ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. I will ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name and worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. (Psalm 29:1–2)

The Lord reigns; He is clothed with majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and is armed with strength. Indeed, the world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting. Your testimonies stand firm; holiness adorns Your house, O Lord, forever. (Psalm 93:1–2, 5)

The Works of God

Jesus is the stone which was rejected by the builders, but which has become the chief cornerstone. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:11–12)

In the past God overlooked the times of ignorance, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent. For He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the Man He has appointed. He has given assurance of this to all men by raising Him from the dead. (Acts 17:30–31)

My Relationship to God

All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, sweep us away. But now, O Lord, You are our Father. We are the clay; You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand. (Isaiah 64:6, 8)

“Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” So rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness, and He relents from sending calamity. (Joel 2:12–13)

The Character I Want to Cultivate

Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore I will be steadfast, immovable, abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that my labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:57–58)

May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and has given us eternal consolation and good hope by grace, comfort our hearts and strengthen us in every good work and word. (2 Thessalonians 2:16–17)

My Relationship to Others 

In obedience to the truth I will purify my soul for a sincere love of the brethren, and I will love others fervently from the heart. (1 Peter 1:22)

This is the message we heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. The one who does not love abides in death. By this we know love, that Christ laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. (1 John 3:11, 14, 16)

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