July 30


Seek those things which are above, where
Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 

Get wisdom! Get understanding! § The wisdom that is from above. § The deep says, “It is not in me”; and the sea says, “It is not with me.” § We were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection.

Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. § [God] made us alive together with Christ … and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

Those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. § Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility.

Col. 3:1; Prov. 4:5; James 3:17; Job 28:14; Rom. 6:4–5;
Heb. 12:1; Eph. 2:5–6; Heb. 11:14; Zeph. 2:3


Nicodemus . . . came to Jesus by night. 

Peter followed Him at a distance. § Among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. § The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.

The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. § A bruised reed.

He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench. § Faith as a mustard seed.

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord. § Little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. § Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.

John 7:50; Matt. 26:58; John 12:42–43; Prov. 29:25;
John 6:37; Isa. 42:3; Matt. 17:20; 2 Tim. 1:7–8; 1 John 2:28; Matt. 10:32

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