December 23


Let him take hold of My strength,
that he may make peace with Me. 

I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil. § “There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.”

In Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace.

It pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself … having made peace through the blood of His cross. § Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness … over the sins that were previously committed … that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. § If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Trust in the Lord forever, for in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.

Isa. 27:5; Jer. 29:11; Isa. 48:22; Eph. 2:13–14;

Col. 1:19–20; Rom. 3:24–26; 1 John 1:9; Isa. 26:4


God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 

As the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself … As the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will.

I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. § I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep … I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father. § No one comes to the Father except through Me. § He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. § For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

1 John 5:11; John 5:26, 21; 11:25–26;
10:11, 17–18; 14:6; 1 John 5:12; Col. 3:3–4

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