My beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. – He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty: and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. – If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able to bridle the whole body. – By thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. – Set a watch, LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
Christ … suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but com-mitted himself to him that judgeth righteously. – Consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
In their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
PROV. 10:19. Jas. 1:19. -Prov. 16:32. Jas. 3:2. -Matt. 12:37. Psa. 141:3. I Pet. 2:21 23. Heb. 12:3. Rev. 14:5.
April 11 evening
Teach me thy way, O Lord.
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. – Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. – Having … boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; and having an high priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith.
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD. – All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
PSA. 27:11. Psa. 32:8. -Psa. 25:8,9. John 10:9. John 14:6. Heb. 10:19 22. Hos. 6:3. -Psa. 25:10.