August 15


The God of peace … make you complete in every good work to do His will.

Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

By grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. § Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. § Be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. § [Be] filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.

Heb. 13:20–21; 2 Cor. 13:11; Eph. 2:8–9; James 1:17;
Phil. 2:12–13; Rom. 12:2; Phil. 1:11; 2 Cor. 3:5


I will allure her, will bring her into the
wilderness, and speak comfort to her. 

Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. § Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Jesus … , that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.

[Jesus] said … , “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” § The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Hos. 2:14; 2 Cor. 6:17–18; 7:1; Heb. 13:12–13; Mark 6:31; Ps. 23:1–3

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