Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: and the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited. (Lev. 16:21‑22)
My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and Thou sewest up mine iniquity. (Job 14:17)
I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against Me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me. (Jer. 33:8)
See Him for our transgressions given; See the blest Lamb of God from heaven, For us, His foes, expire; Rejoice! rejoice! the tidings hear! He bore, that we might never bear, The Almighty’s righteous ire.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. (Psa. 34:6)
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. (Psa. 46:1‑3)
Though I dwell in the midst of foes, Yet there is my table spread, And His presence wraps me round And His wings are o’er my head; Father and infinite God, My refuge and fortress rock, Where I hide from the tempest’s wrath, And feel not the earthquake shock; So I abide with a soul serene, And a heart that is undismayed; He is my strength and my shield; Of whom shall I be afraid?
Thou shalt swear, The Lord liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in Him, and in Him shall they glory. For thus saith the Lord … Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns. (Jer. 4:2‑3)
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. (Col. 3:5,15)
With thankful hearts we now can bid Farewell to pleasure here! With Christ in God our life is hid, And all its springs are there.
A mind at perfect peace with God: Oh, what a word is this! A sinner reconciled through blood: This, this indeed is peace!
The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts. (Hag. 2:9)
I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. (Lev. 26:6)
Oh joy unto the nations, O Judah, thou shalt be, When out of all the countries the Lord has gathered thee, And thou shalt be a blessing from sea to farthest sea; For God shall yet avenge thee on those who scorn thee now, And all who have oppressed thee low at thy feet shall bow; Thy King shall dwell among thee, His glory on thy brow; And thou shalt yet be planted within thy promised land, A light unto the Gentiles, a banner in God’s hand; The stranger’s sons shall serve thee, and kings before thee stand.
The just Lord is in the midst thereof; He will not do iniquity: every morning doth He bring His judgment to light, He faileth not. (Zeph. 3:5)
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness. (Lam. 3:22‑23)
His faithfulness fails not; it meets each new day With guidance for every new step of the way; New grace for new trials, new trust for old fears, New patience for bearing the wrongs of the years, New strength for new burdens, new courage for old, New faith for whatever the day may unfold; As fresh for each need as the dew on the sod; Oh, new every morning the mercies of God!
Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming. (Gen. 24:63)
My meditation of Him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord. (Psa. 104:34)
In the quiet of the moments We devote to meditate Comes the peace that passes knowledge Where old restless doubtings fade; And we know the warming presence Of the God who’s always near As we bow in deep devotion In the quiet ways of prayer.