JULY 4
MORNING

Leaning on Jesus' bosom.

        

As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you. — They brought young children to him, that he should touch them. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. — Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the  way. — A high Priest ... touched with with the feeling of our infirmities. — In his love and in his pity he redeemed them.

 

I will not leave you comfortless: (marg. orphans) I will come to you. — Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.

 

The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

        

JOHN 13:23.   Isa. 66:13. -Mark 10:13,16. -Matt. 15:32. -Heb. 4:15. -Isa. 63:9. John 14:18. -Isa. 49:15. Rev. 7:17.

 

EVENING

        

Jesus Christ the righteous: the propitiation for our sins.

        

Toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be. And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee. I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat.

 

Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

 

If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities. — All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins.

 

I JOHN 2:1,2.  Exo. 25:20‑22.  Psa. 85:9,10. Psa. 130:3,4,7,8. -Rom. 3:23-25.