September 17


A bruised reed He will not break. 

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart— these, O God, You will not despise. § He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. § Thus says the High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry; for the spirit would fail before Me, and the souls which I have made.”

I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick. § Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. § Behold, your God … will come and save you.

Matt. 12:20; Ps. 51:17; 147:3; Isa. 57:15–16;
Ezek. 34:16; Heb. 12:12–13; Isa. 35:4


Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the man who trusts in Him! 

When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from … he said … , “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”

The ear tests words as the palate tastes food. § I believed and therefore I spoke. § I know whom I have believed. § I sat down in his shade with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

The goodness of God. § He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy.

Ps. 34:8; John 2:9–10; Job 34:3; 2 Cor. 4:13;
2 Tim. 1:12; Song 2:3; Rom. 2:4; 8:32; 1 Peter 2:2–3; Ps. 5:11

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