May 17


I am the Lord your God: Walk in My statutes,
keep My judgments, and do them.

As He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct. § He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked… If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him. § Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters. § Whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God. § Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes.

Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. § The God of peace … make[s] you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ.

Ezek. 20:19; 1 Peter 1:15; 1 John 2:6, 29; 1 Cor. 7:19;
James 2:10; 2 Cor. 3:5; Ps. 119:33; Phil. 2:12–13; Heb. 13:20–21


I have exalted one chosen from the people.

For indeed 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. § On the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it. § The Son of Man who is in heaven. § Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.

[He] made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow. § Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God.

Ps. 89:19; Heb. 2:16–17; Ezek. 1:26; John 3:13; Luke 24:39; Phil. 2:7–10; Rev. 3:2

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