APRIL 30

1 Peter 3:16-17: "Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation [conduct] in Christ. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing."

APRIL 29

Mark 10:2-9: "And the Pharisees came to him [Jesus], and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain [two] shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."

APRIL 28

John 6:37: "All that the Father [God] giveth me [Jesus] shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out."

APRIL 27

Luke 9:49-50: "And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us."

APRIL 26

John 8:44 [Jesus, speaking to the Jews]: "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."

APRIL 25

Proverbs 14:9: "Fools make a mock at [make fun of] sin: but among the righteous there is favour."

APRIL 24

Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

APRIL 23

Proverbs 22:6: "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

APRIL 22

Isaiah 42:8: "I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images."

APRIL 21

Isaiah 5:13-16: "Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled: But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness."

[Note: According to Adam Clarke's commentary, the above passage seems to refer to the ruin brought on the Jews by the Romans.]

APRIL 20

Matthew 5:43-45: "Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I [Jesus] say unto you [the disciples], Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father [God] which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust."

APRIL 19

Isaiah 59:7: "Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths."

APRIL 18

Hebrews 13:5-6: "Let your conversation [conduct] be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he [Jesus] hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me."

APRIL 17

1 Corinthians 14:33: "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints [believers in Christ]."

APRIL 16

James 1:13-15: "Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death."

APRIL 15

Matthew 4:17-20: "From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him."

APRIL 14

2 Peter 3:8: "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."

APRIL 13

Galatians 6:7-8: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the [Holy] Spirit reap life everlasting."

APRIL 12

Romans 10:1-4: "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I [the Apostle Paul] bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For [Jesus] Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth."

APRIL 11

Matthew 6:24: "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon [riches, wealth]."

APRIL 10

Proverbs 15:3: "The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good."

APRIL 9

Matthew 26:41: "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

APRIL 8

1 Corinthians 7:8-9: "I [the Apostle Paul] say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain [their sexual desires], let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn [with lust]."

APRIL 7

2 Corinthians 9:7: "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."

APRIL 6

2 Peter 3:9: "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise [to come back], as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

APRIL 5

1 Corinthians 6:9-11: "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God [heaven]. And such were some of you: but ye [saved people] are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the [Holy] Spirit of our God."

APRIL 4

Isaiah 55:8-11: "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."

APRIL 3

Song of Solomon 2:10-13 [a picture of Jesus Christ and his church]: "My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away."

APRIL 2

Proverbs 20:1: "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise."

APRIL 1

Luke 17:11-19: "And it came to pass, as he [Jesus] went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew [show] yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole."


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