February 18


You are my hope in the day of doom.

There are many who say, “Who will show us any good?” Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us. § I will sing of Your power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.

In my prosperity I said, “I shall never be moved.” … You hid Your face, and I was troubled. I cried out to You, O Lord; and to the Lord I made supplication:  “What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth? Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me; Lord, be my helper!”

“For a mere moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you. With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” says the Lord, your Redeemer. § Sorrow will be turned into joy. § Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Jer. 17:17; Ps. 4:6; 59:16; 30:6–10; Isa. 54:7–8; John 16:20; Ps. 30:5


Adam . . . begot a son in his own likeness.

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? § Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.

Dead in trespasses and sins … by nature children of wrath, just as the others. § I am carnal, sold under sin … What I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do … For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells.

Through one man sin entered the world … by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners. § If by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.

The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gen. 5:3; Job 14:4; Ps. 51:5; Eph. 2:1, 3;
Rom. 7:14–15, 18; 5:12, 19; 5:15; 8:2; 1 Cor. 15:57

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