March 17


He shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it
will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.

You were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. § Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree.

He made us accepted in the Beloved.

As living stones … built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever.

Lev. 1:4; 1 Peter 1:18–19; 2:24; Eph. 1:6; 1 Peter 2:5; Rom. 12:1; Jude vv. 24–25


In all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

When the tempter came to [ Jesus], he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” … The devil … showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory … Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan!”

In that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

Blessed is the man who endures temptation.

Heb. 4:15; Gen. 3:6; Matt. 4:3–4, 8, 10; Heb. 2:18; James 1:12

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