April 2011 Previous Devotionals
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.
But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
Praise the LORD, O my soul. I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.
But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!
The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that."
Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.
Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the LORD God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.
These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
The Mighty One, God, the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets.
O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
I call to God, and the LORD saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!" After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jews. With Pilate's permission, he came and took the body away. He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night.
Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples.
For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.