August 4


“It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. 

Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. § I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. § We have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. § Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. § Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

John 19:30; Heb. 12:2; John 17:4; Heb. 10:10–14;
Col. 2:14; John 10:17–18; 15:13


He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. 

He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. § You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world … we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh.

Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed. § Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and You heard my voice. For You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the floods surrounded me; all Your billows and Your waves passed over me. § We went through fire and through water; but You brought us out to rich fulfillment.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.

Ps. 18:16; 40:2; Eph. 2:1–3; Ps. 61:1–2;
Jonah 2:2–3; Ps. 66:12; Isa. 43:2

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