He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters

I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me. … He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Continue reading

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Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained

Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. … Declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord.” Continue reading

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His mercy extends to those who fear him from generation to generation

From everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him. Continue reading

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The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath

The Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath. Continue reading

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Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you

It is a sabbath of rest, and you must deny yourselves; it is a lasting ordinance. Continue reading

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Jesus said, “It is finished”

“I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” Continue reading

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The Lord’s mercy is trustworthy

O Lord, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me. … Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name. … O Lord, have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death, that I may declare your praises. … May your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need. … The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer. Continue reading

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One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead

No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God. Continue reading

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For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid … So don’t be afraid

This is what the Lord says to you: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” … “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. … Do not be afraid. I am your shield, your very great reward. Continue reading

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Refrain from anger

Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming. … Stirring up anger produces strife. Continue reading

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