Daily Wisdom

February 14

Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.

Matthew 3:15

Morning

Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting
for us to fulfill all righteousness.

I delight to do Your will, O my God, and Your law is within my heart.Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. § The Lord is well pleased for His righteousness’ sake; He will exalt the law and make it honorable. § Unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.

What the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. § Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Matt. 3:15; Ps. 40:8; Matt. 5:17–18; Isa. 42:21; Matt. 5:20; Rom. 8:3–4; 10:4

Evening

I am your portion and your inheritance.

Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. § O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good inheritance.

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I hope in Him!”

Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water… Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.

My beloved is mine, and I am his.

Num. 18:20; Ps. 73:25–26; 16:5–6; Lam. 3:24; Ps. 119:111; 63:1, 7; Song 2:16

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