March 11


The Lord bless you and keep you.

The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. § You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.

He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand … The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore. § I, the Lord, keep it, I water it every moment; lest any hurt it, I keep it night and day.

Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me … While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept.

The Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!

Num. 6:24; Prov. 10:22; Ps. 5:12; 121:3–5, 7–8; Isa. 27:3; John 17:11–12; 2 Tim. 4:18


Jesus wept.

A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. § We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses. § It was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. § Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.

I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away. I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.

How He loved him! § He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

John 11:35; Isa. 53:3; Heb. 4:15; 2:10; 5:8; Isa. 50:5–6; John 11:36; Heb. 2:16–17

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