April 29


Consider what great things He has done for you.

You shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not… You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the Lord your God chastens you.

I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are right, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me. . . . It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes. . . . Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word. § The Lord has chastened me severely, but He has not given me over to death. § He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him. . . . He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.

1 Sam. 12:24; Deut. 8:2, 5; Ps. 119:75, 71, 67; 118:18; 103:10–11, 14


The blessed hope and glorious appearing of our
great God and Savior Jesus Christ.

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus. § Heaven must receive [Him] until the times of restoration of all things. § When He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe.

The whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit … groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. § Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. § When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

“I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

Titus 2:13; Heb. 6:19–20; Acts 3:21; 2 Thess. 1:10;
Rom. 8:22–23; 1 John 3:2; Col. 3:4; Rev. 22:20

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