March 12


The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. § [Jesus is] the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person. § The god of this age has blinded [their minds], who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

Make Your face shine upon Your servant; save me for Your mercies’ sake. Do not let me be ashamed, O Lord, for I have called upon You. § Lord, by Your favor You have made my mountain stand strong; You hid Your face, and I was troubled. § Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.

The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.

Num. 6:25–26; John 1:18; Heb. 1:3; 2 Cor. 4:4;
Ps. 31:16–17; 30:7; 89:15; 29:11; Matt. 14:27


Things that are pleasing in His sight.

Without faith it is impossible to please Him. § Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. § The Lord takes pleasure in His people. This is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully … But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. § The … beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit … is very precious in the sight of God.

Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God. § I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bull, which has horns and hooves.

I beseech you … brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

1 John 3:22; Heb. 11:6; Rom. 8:8; Ps. 149:4;
1 Peter 2:19–20; 3:4; Ps. 50:23; 69:30–31; Rom. 12:1

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