Daily Encouragement

April 17 – Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior

Joshua 15:1-63
Luke 18:18-43
Psalm 86:1-17
Proverbs 13:9-10

Maps of Bible Lands are not a recent phenomenon – this is the 1759 map of the Holy Land from the Library of Congress

Joshua 15:63 — The Jebusites weren’t driven out in the time of the Judges (Judges 1:21), and the Levite refused to spend the night in Jebus (Judges 19:10). It wasn’t until 2 Samuel 5:7 that Jebus was taken and became Jerusalem.

Luke 18:18 — This passage is the first to note that he was a ruler. Interestingly, this account is in all three synoptic gospels.

Luke 18:37 — Like the blind man, let’s call on Jesus before He passes by!

Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Savior, Savior, Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Psalm 86:1 — What kind of person will the LORD hear? The poor and needy (Psalms 40:17, Psalm 70:5, Psalm 72:13, Psalm 109:22, Jeremiah 22:16). The contrite (Psalms 34:18, Psalms 51:17, Isaiah 57:15, Isaiah 66:2). The poor in spirit (Matthew 5:3). The broken hearted (Psalm 34:18, Psalm 51:17, Psalm 147:3). The humble (Psalm 9:12, Psalm 10:12, Psalm 10:17, Proverbs 16:19, Proverbs 29:23).

God resists the proud, but giveth grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5, James 4:6).

Proverbs 13:10  — Speaking of pride, it not only separates you from God but from your friends through contention.

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