Sunday, September 16, 2012

Joy cometh in the morning

Daily Light Devotions - September 16 - Evening

... Joy cometh in the morning.

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. 1 

that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this. For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction, just as it has come to pass, and just as you know. 2 

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." 3 

As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness. 4

The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 5 

he dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth. 6 

He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. 7 

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." 8 

Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. 9

1. Psa 30:5; 
2. 1 Thess 3:3,4; 
3. John 16:33; 
4. Psa 17:15; 
5. Rom 13:12; 
6. 2 Sam 23:4; 
7. Isa 25:8; 
8. Rev 21:4; 
9. 1 Thess 4:17,18

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