But the fruit of the Spirit is … goodness. — Gal 5:22 NET
Therefore, be imitators of God as dearly loved children—“Love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be like your Father in heaven, since he causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”—“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
For the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth.—
But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared, he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior.—The Lord is good to all, and has compassion on all he has made.—He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, freely give us all things?
Eph 5:1, Matt 5:44-45, Luke 6:36, Eph 5:9, Titus 3:4-6, Ps 145:9, Rom 8:32
Ebenezer,… “Up to here the Lord has helped us.” — 1 Sam 7:12 NET
I was in serious trouble and he delivered me.—The Lord deserves praise, for he has heard my plea for mercy! The Lord strengthens and protects me; I trust in him with all my heart. I am rescued and my heart is full of joy; I will sing to him in gratitude.
It is better to take shelter in the Lord than to trust in people. It is better to take shelter in the Lord than to trust in princes.—How blessed is the one whose helper is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God.—He led them on a level road, that they might find a city in which to live.—Not one of the Lord’s faithful promises to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; every one was realized.
“When I sent you out with no money bag, or traveler’s bag, or sandals, you didn’t lack anything, did you?” They replied, “Nothing.”—For you are my deliverer; under your wings I rejoice.
Ps 116:6, Ps 28:6-7, Ps 118:8-9, Ps 146:5, Ps 107:7, Josh 21:45, Luke 22:35, Ps 63:7
Daily Light on the Daily Path - July 1
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.