June 18


You shall put the mercy seat on top of the
ark. . . . And there I will meet with you.

The way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest. § Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

Brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh … let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. § Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Christ Jesus, whom God set forth to be a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed. § Through Him we … have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Ex. 25:21–22; Heb. 9:8; Matt. 27:50–51;
Heb. 10:19–20, 22; 4:16; Rom. 3:24–25; Eph. 2:18


Faith as a mustard seed.

Barak said to [Deborah], “If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go.” … On that day God subdued Jabin king of Canaan. § Gideon … feared his father’s household and the men of the city too much to do it by day, [so] he did it by night … So Gideon said to God, “If You will save Israel by my hand as You have said … Let me test, I pray.” … And God did so.

You have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. § Who has despised the day of small things?

We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly. § “Increase our faith.” § I will be like the dew to Israel; he shall grow like the lily, and lengthen his roots like Lebanon. His branches shall spread; his beauty shall be like an olive tree, and his fragrance like Lebanon.

Matt. 17:20; Judg. 4:8, 23; 6:27, 36, 39–40; Rev. 3:8;
Zech. 4:10; 2 Thess. 1:3; Luke 17:5; Hos. 14:5–6

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