Perfect through sufferings. — Heb 2:10 NET
“My soul is deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with me.” Going a little farther, he threw himself down with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if possible, let this cup pass from me! Yet not what I will, but what you will.”—And in his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
The ropes of death tightened around me, the snares of Sheol confronted me. I was confronted with trouble and sorrow.—Their insults are painful and make me lose heart; I look for sympathy, but receive none, for comforters, but find none.—Look to the right and see! No one cares about me. I have nowhere to run; no one is concerned about my life.
He was despised and rejected by people, one who experienced pain and was acquainted with illness; people hid their faces from him; he was despised, and we considered him insignificant.
Matt 26:38-39, Luke 22:44, Ps 116:3, Ps 69:20, Ps 142:4, Isa 53:3
The Lord made the heavens and the earth and the sea and all that is in them. — Exod 20:11 NET
The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky displays his handiwork.—By the Lord’s decree the heavens were made; by a mere word from his mouth all the stars in the sky were created. For he spoke, and it came into existence, he issued the decree, and it stood firm.—Look, the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales. He lifts the coastlands as if they were dust.
By faith we understand that the worlds were set in order at God’s command, so that the visible has its origin in the invisible.
When I look up at the heavens, which your fingers made, and see the moon and the stars, which you set in place, Of what importance is the human race, that you should notice them? Of what importance is mankind, that you should pay attention to them.
Ps 19:1, Ps 33:6, Ps 33:9, Isa 40:15, Heb 11:3, Ps 8:3-4
Daily Light on the Daily Path - March 15
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.