The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. – Thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. – I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept.
The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
NUM. 6:24. Prov. 10:22. -Psa. 5:12. Psa. 121:3,5,7,8. Isa. 27:3. John 17:11,12. II Tim. 4:18.
March 11 evening
A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. – We have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities. – It became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. – Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.
I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
Behold how he loved. – He took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. In all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
JOHN 11:35. Isa. 53:3. Heb. 4:15. Heb. 2:10. -Heb. 5:8. Isa. 50:5,6. John 11:36. Heb. 2:16,17.