March 5 morning
O Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me.
Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God. – Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. – Thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storms.
Christ … suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.
PSA. 38:14. Psa. 123:1,2. Psa. 61:1 4. Isa. 25:4. I Pet. 2:21 23.
March 5 evening
Fight the good fight of faith.
We were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. – Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. – Strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. – God is my strength and power: … he teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. – Our sufficiency is of God.
The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. – Behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
The time would fail me to tell of [those] who through faith subdued kingdoms, … out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
I TIM. 6:12. II Cor. 7:5. II Kgs. 6:16. Eph. 6:10. I Sam. 17:45. -II Sam. 22:33,35. II Cor. 3:5. Psa. 34:7. II Kgs. 6:17. Heb. 11:32 34.