January 28


As your days, so shall your strength be.

When they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. § Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God! § He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. § I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. § O my soul, march on in strength!

Deut. 33:25; Mark 13:11; Matt. 6:34; Ps. 68:35;
Isa. 40:29; 2 Cor. 12:9–10; Phil. 4:13; Judg. 5:21


Awake, O north wind, and come, O south! Blow
upon my garden, that its spices may flow out.

No chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. § The fruit of the Spirit.

He removes it by His rough wind in the day of the east wind.
As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him.

Though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.

Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. § But was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

Song 4:16; Heb. 12:11; Gal. 5:22; Isa. 27:8;
Ps. 103:13; 2 Cor. 4:16–18; Heb. 5:8; 4:15

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