July 20 morning
They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. – In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners. – That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation.
Jesus of Nazareth … went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. – As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. – Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
JOHN 17:16. Isa. 53:3. John 16:33. Heb. 7:26. Phi. 2:15. Acts 10:38. Gal. 6:10. John 1:9. Matt. 5:14,16.
July 20 evening
He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
The joy of the LORD is your strength. – The kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. – Be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
By him … let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. – Sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing. – We glory in tribulations also.
PROV. 15:15. Neh. 8:10. Rom. 14:17. -Eph. 5:18 20. Heb.13:15. Hab. 3:17,18. II Cor. 6:10. -Rom. 5:3.