MAY 31

2 Peter 3:3-4: "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days [in the last dispensation] scoffers [mockers], walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his [Jesus'] [second] coming? for since the fathers [aged and pious men in the times of the apostles] fell asleep [died], all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."

MAY 30

1 Corinthians 4:21: "What will ye? shall I [Paul] come unto you [the Corinthian church] with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?"

MAY 29

Jude 1:24-25: "Now unto him [God] that is able to keep you from falling [into sin], and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen."

MAY 28

Hebrews 12:5-8 [the apostle Paul, in a letter to the Hebrew Christians]: "And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth [corrects when he/she does wrong], and scourgeth [disciplines] every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons."

MAY 27

Galatians 6:2: "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ [to love one another]."

MAY 26

Hebrews 11:32-34: "And what shall I [Paul] more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon [Gideon], and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens."

MAY 25

Romans 13:8-9: "Owe no man any thing, but to love [do no "ill" to] one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."

MAY 24

Philippians 1:1-3: "Paul and Timotheus [Timothy], the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus [Christians] which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Grace be unto you, and peace, from  God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,"

MAY 23

Psalm 119:97-100 [a prayer to God--author unknown]: "O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients [old men], because I keep thy precepts [rules of action, especially in regard to moral conduct]."

MAY 22

1 Corinthians 13:12 [the apostle Paul, speaking about our knowledge here, on earth, as opposed to when we get to heaven]: "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."

[Note: Albert Barnes has a good commentary on this verse. If you want to read it, click on the following link ( and scroll down to "Barnes' Notes."]

MAY 21

Colossians 3:23: "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily [enthusiastically], as to the Lord, and not unto men;"

MAY 20

Romans 13:13: "Let us walk [live] honestly, as in the day[time]; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering [sexual immorality] and wantonness  [extreme indulgence in sensual pleasures], not in strife and envying."

MAY 19

Proverbs 18:22: "Whoso[ever] findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD."

MAY 18

1 Corinthians 3:19: "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness."

MAY 17

Romans 3:28: "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified [declared righteous] by faith without the deeds of the law."

MAY 16

Romans 14:19: "Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify [instruct or benefit, especially morally or spiritually; uplift] another."

MAY 15

Galatians 5:9: "A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump."

MAY 14

Psalm 119:29 [King David's prayer to God]: "Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously."

MAY 13

Psalm 103:2-5: "Bless  the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's."

MAY 12

Luke 5:16-26: "And he [Jesus] withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed. And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he [Jesus] said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man [Jesus] hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God. And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day."

MAY 11

Psalm 113:9: "He [God] maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD."

MAY 10

Romans 11:33: "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!"


1 John 3:19-21: "And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him [God]. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God."


Acts 26:19-32: "Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I [Paul] was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision [on the
road to Damascus, when Jesus appeared to him and he got saved]: But shewed [showed] first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of  Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me. Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles. And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad. But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness. For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded [convinced] that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing [Paul's conversion] was not done in a corner. King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds. And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them: And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds. Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar."


Psalm 37:23-24: "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand."


Proverbs 14:12: "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."


Proverbs 24:17-18: "Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him."


2 Timothy 3:6-7: "For of this sort are they [false religious teachers] which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden [burdened] with sins, led away with divers [various kinds of] lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth [salvation]."


Proverbs 15:16: "Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith."


Ephesians 4:15: "But speaking the truth in love, [we] may grow up [to the stature of a complete person] into him [Jesus Christ] in all things, which is the head [of the church], even Christ:"


Psalm 19:1: "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament [the sky above us] sheweth [shows] his handywork."

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