April 20 morning
There shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand.
Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing. – Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. – Hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God … And it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him: for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. – The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
DEUT. 13:1,7. II Cor. 6:17. -I Pet. 2:11. Jude 23. I John 3:2,3. -Tit. 2:11 14.
April 20 evening
Who art thou Lord? I am Jesus.
It is I; be not afraid. – When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee: and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, … thy Saviour.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. – Emmanuel, God with us.
Thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. – If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. – Who is he that condemneth? it is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribu-lation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
ACTS 26:15. Matt. 14:27. Isa. 43:2,3. Psa. 23:4. -Matt. 1:23. Matt. 1:21. -I John 2:1. -Rom. 8:34,35.