March 18


My eyes fail from looking upward.

Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled. My soul also is greatly troubled; but You, O Lord—how long? Return, O Lord, deliver me! Oh, save me for Your mercies’ sake! § My heart is severely pained within me, and the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fearfulness and trembling have come upon me, and horror has overwhelmed me. And I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.” § You have need of endurance.

While they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” § Our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. § The blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.

Isa. 38:14; Ps. 6:2–4; 55:4–6; Heb. 10:36; Acts 1:10–11; Phil. 3:20; Titus 2:13


His name shall be on their foreheads.

I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep. § The solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him. § Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.

Having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance. § Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name. § This is the name by which she will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Rev. 22:4; John 10:14; 2 Tim. 2:19; Nah. 1:7; Rev. 7:3;
Eph. 1:13–14; 2 Cor. 1:21–22; Rev. 3:12; Jer. 33:16

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