December 19


Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness. 

Who among you fears the Lord? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely upon his God. § Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand. § The commandment is a lamp, and the law a light.

Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me forth to the light; I will see His righteousness.

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Ps. 112:4; Isa. 50:10; Ps. 37:24;
Prov. 6:23; Mic. 7:8–9; Matt. 6:22–23


He will feed His flock like a shepherd;
He will gather the lambs with His arm,
and carry them in His bosom, and gently
lead those who are with young.

I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way. § We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses.

Then they brought little children to Him … And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant. § The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. § You were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. § “I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord God.

Isa. 40:11; Matt. 15:32; Heb. 4:15; Mark 10:13, 16;
Ps. 119:176; Luke 19:10; 1 Peter 2:25; Luke 12:32; Ezek. 34:15

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