August 9


You are all fair, my love, and there is no spot in you. 

The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faints. From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it, but wounds and bruises and putrefying sores; they have not been closed or bound up, or soothed with ointment. § We are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags. § I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells.

You were washed … you were sanctified … you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. § The royal daughter is all glorious within. § “Your beauty … was perfect through My splendor which I had bestowed on you,” says the Lord God.

Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us.

These are the ones who … washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. § A glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but … holy and without blemish. § You are complete in Him.

Song 4:7; Isa. 1:5–6; 64:6; Rom. 7:18; 1 Cor. 6:11; Ps. 45:13;
Ezek. 16:14; Ps. 90:17; Rev. 7:14; Eph. 5:27; Col. 2:10


Broken cisterns that can hold no water.

Eve … bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the Lord.” “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens.” … The Lord scattered them. § Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan … It was well watered everywhere … like the garden of the Lord … But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful against the Lord.

I set my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is grasping for the wind. For in much wisdom is much grief, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow. § I made my works great, I built myself houses, and planted myself vineyards … I also gathered for myself silver and gold … Then I looked on all … and indeed all was vanity and grasping for the wind.

If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. § He satisfies the long- ing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

Jer. 2:13; Gen. 4:1; 11:4, 8; 13:11, 10, 13; Eccl. 1:17–18;
2:4, 8, 11; John 7:37; Ps. 107:9; Col. 3:2

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