By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance.
He chose our heritage for us.—“He encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, catching them, bearing them on its pinions, the Lord alone guided him, no foreign god was with him.”
“I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.”—“Who is a teacher like him?”
We walk by faith, not by sight.—Here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.—Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.—“Arise and go, for this is no place to rest, because of uncleanness that destroys with a grievous destruction.”
Heb. 11:8; Ps. 47:4; Deut. 32:10-12; Isa. 48:17; Job 36:22; 2 Cor. 5:7; Heb. 13:14; 1 Pet. 2:11; Mic. 2:10EVENING
Give thanks to his holy name!
“The heavens are not pure in his sight; how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks injustice like water!”—“And the stars are not pure in his eyes; how much less man, . . . who is a worm!”
“Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness?”—“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts.”
As he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”—Share his holiness.
God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.—Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, . . . without spot or blemish.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. . . . And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Ps. 97:12; Job 15:15, 16; Job 25:5, 6; Ex. 15:11; Isa. 6:3; 1 Pet. 1:15, 16; Heb. 12:10; 1 Cor. 3:17; 2 Pet. 3:11, 14; Eph. 4:29, 30