September 4


Sit still, my daughter. 

Take heed, and be quiet; do not fear or be fainthearted. § Be still, and know that I am God. § Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God? § The loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

Mary … sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. § Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her. § In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength. § Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established.

Whoever believes will not act hastily.

Ruth 3:18; Isa. 7:4; Ps. 46:10; John 11:40; Isa. 2:17;
Luke 10:39; 10:42; Isa. 30:15; Ps. 4:4; 37:7; 112:7–8; Isa. 28:16


What I am doing you do not understand now,
but you will know after this. 

You shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

“When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine,” says the Lord God. § Whom the Lord loves He chastens.

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. § Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.

John 13:7; Deut. 8:2; Ezek. 16:8; Heb. 12:6;
1 Peter 4:12–13; 2 Cor. 4:17–18

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