April 11


In the multitude of words sin is not lacking,
but he who restrains his lips is wise.

My beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. § He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. § If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. § For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. § Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.

Christ… suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: “who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth”; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously. § Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.

In their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.

Prov. 10:19; James 1:19; Prov. 16:32; James 3:2; Matt. 12:37;
Ps. 141:3; 1 Peter 2:21–23; Heb. 12:3; Rev. 14:5


Teach me Your way, O Lord.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. § Good and upright is the Lord; therefore He teaches sinners in the way. The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way.

I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” § Having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith.

Let us … pursue the knowledge of the Lord. § All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, to such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.

Ps. 27:11; 32:8; 25:8–9; John 10:9; 14:6; Heb. 10:19–22; Hos. 6:3; Ps. 25:10

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