July 4


Leaning on Jesus’ bosom.

As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you. § Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them … And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them. § Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.” § A High Priest … [to] sympathize with our weaknesses. § In His love and in His pity He redeemed them.

I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. § Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you.

The Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

John 13:23; Isa. 66:13; Mark 10:13, 16; Matt. 15:32;
Heb. 4:15; Isa. 63:9; John 14:18; Isa. 49:15; Rev. 7:17


Jesus Christ the righteous. . . . The propitiation for our sins. 

The faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat. You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you … I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat.

Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him … Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed.

If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared … O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption. And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities. § All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness.

1 John 2:1–2; Ex. 25:20–22; Ps. 85:9–10;
130:3–4, 7–8; Rom. 3:23–25

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