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  • April 21: Deuteronomy 13:17; 2 Corinthians 6:17; Titus 2:11–14; 1 Peter 2:11; 1 John 3:2–3; Jude 23; Psalm 23:4; Isaiah 43:2–3; Matthew 1:21; Matthew 1:23; Matthew 14:27; Acts 26:15; Romans 8:34–35; 1 John 2:1
    • Morning: Deuteronomy 13:17; 2 Corinthians 6:17; Titus 2:11–14; 1 Peter 2:11; 1 John 3:2–3; Jude 23
    • Evening: Psalm 23:4; Isaiah 43:2–3; Matthew 1:21; Matthew 1:23; Matthew 14:27; Acts 26:15; Romans 8:34–35; 1 John 2:1

    Morning: Deuteronomy 13:17; 2 Corinthians 6:17; Titus 2:11–14; 1 Peter 2:11; 1 John 3:2–3; Jude 23 Deuteronomy 13:17; 2 Corinthians 6:17; Titus 2:11–14; 1 Peter 2:11; 1 John 3:2–3; Jude 23

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    “None of the devoted things shall stick to your hand.”

    “Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing.”—Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.—Hating even the garment stained by the flesh.

    Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.—For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

    Deuteronomy 13:17 (Listen)

    None of the devoted things shall stick to your hand, that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger and show you mercy and have compassion on you and multiply you, as he swore to your fathers,

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    2 Corinthians 6:17 (Listen)

      Therefore go out from their midst,
        and be separate from them, says the Lord,
      and touch no unclean thing;
        then I will welcome you,

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    Titus 2:11–14 (Listen)

    For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

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    1 Peter 2:11 (Listen)

    Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

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    1 John 3:2–3 (Listen)

    Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears1 we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

    Footnotes

    [1] 3:2 Or when it appears

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    Jude 23 (Listen)

    save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment1 stained by the flesh.

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:23 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin

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    Evening: Psalm 23:4; Isaiah 43:2–3; Matthew 1:21; Matthew 1:23; Matthew 14:27; Acts 26:15; Romans 8:34–35; 1 John 2:1 Psalm 23:4; Isaiah 43:2–3; Matthew 1:21; Matthew 1:23; Matthew 14:27; Acts 26:15; Romans 8:34–35; 1 John 2:1

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    “Who are you, Lord?”… “I am Jesus.”

    “It is I. Do not be afraid.”—“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God… your Savior.”

    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.—“Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

    “You shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”—If anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.—Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

    Psalm 23:4 (Listen)

      Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,1
        I will fear no evil,
      for you are with me;
        your rod and your staff,
        they comfort me.

    Footnotes

    [1] 23:4 Or the valley of deep darkness

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    Isaiah 43:2–3 (Listen)

      When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
        and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
      when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
        and the flame shall not consume you.
      For I am the LORD your God,
        the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
      I give Egypt as your ransom,
        Cush and Seba in exchange for you.

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    Matthew 1:21 (Listen)

    She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

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    Matthew 1:23 (Listen)

      “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
        and they shall call his name Immanuel”

    (which means, God with us).

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    Matthew 14:27 (Listen)

    But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”

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    Acts 26:15 (Listen)

    And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.

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    Romans 8:34–35 (Listen)

    Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.1 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

    Footnotes

    [1] 8:34 Or Is it Christ Jesus who died . . . for us?

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    1 John 2:1 (Listen)

    Christ Our Advocate

    My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

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  • April 20: Matthew 27:51; John 10:7; John 10:9; John 14:6; Romans 5:1–2; Ephesians 2:18–19; Hebrews 9:8; Hebrews 10:19–20; 1 Peter 3:18; Jeremiah 20:9; Matthew 25:25–27; Mark 5:19; Acts 4:18–20; 1 Corinthians 9:16; 1 Corinthians 9:18; 2 Corinthians 5:14
    • Morning: Matthew 27:51; John 10:7; John 10:9; John 14:6; Romans 5:1–2; Ephesians 2:18–19; Hebrews 9:8; Hebrews 10:19–20; 1 Peter 3:18
    • Evening: Jeremiah 20:9; Matthew 25:25–27; Mark 5:19; Acts 4:18–20; 1 Corinthians 9:16; 1 Corinthians 9:18; 2 Corinthians 5:14

    Morning: Matthew 27:51; John 10:7; John 10:9; John 14:6; Romans 5:1–2; Ephesians 2:18–19; Hebrews 9:8; Hebrews 10:19–20; 1 Peter 3:18 Matthew 27:51; John 10:7; John 10:9; John 14:6; Romans 5:1–2; Ephesians 2:18–19; Hebrews 9:8; Hebrews 10:19–20; 1 Peter 3:18

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    “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.”

    And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.—For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God.—By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy places is not yet opened as long as the first section is still standing.

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

    “No one comes to the Father except through me.”—For through him we… have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.—Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh… —We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

    Matthew 27:51 (Listen)

    And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.

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    John 10:7 (Listen)

    So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

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    John 10:9 (Listen)

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

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    John 14:6 (Listen)

    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

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    Romans 5:1–2 (Listen)

    Peace with God Through Faith

    Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we1 have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith2 into this grace in which we stand, and we3 rejoice4 in hope of the glory of God.

    Footnotes

    [1] 5:1 Some manuscripts let us
    [2] 5:2 Some manuscripts omit by faith
    [3] 5:2 Or let us; also verse 3
    [4] 5:2 Or boast; also verses 3, 11

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    Ephesians 2:18–19 (Listen)

    For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,1 but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

    Footnotes

    [1] 2:19 Or sojourners

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    Hebrews 9:8 (Listen)

    By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy places is not yet opened as long as the first section is still standing

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    Hebrews 10:19–20 (Listen)

    The Full Assurance of Faith

    Therefore, brothers,1 since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,

    Footnotes

    [1] 10:19 Or brothers and sisters

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    1 Peter 3:18 (Listen)

    For Christ also suffered1 once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

    Footnotes

    [1] 3:18 Some manuscripts died

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    Evening: Jeremiah 20:9; Matthew 25:25–27; Mark 5:19; Acts 4:18–20; 1 Corinthians 9:16; 1 Corinthians 9:18; 2 Corinthians 5:14 Jeremiah 20:9; Matthew 25:25–27; Mark 5:19; Acts 4:18–20; 1 Corinthians 9:16; 1 Corinthians 9:18; 2 Corinthians 5:14

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    There is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.

    Necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gos-pel!… What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.—So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them,… “We cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”—For the love of Christ controls us.—“I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground….” “You wicked and slothful servant!… You ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.”

    “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you.”

    Jeremiah 20:9 (Listen)

      If I say, “I will not mention him,
        or speak any more in his name,”
      there is in my heart as it were a burning fire
        shut up in my bones,
      and I am weary with holding it in,
        and I cannot.

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    Matthew 25:25–27 (Listen)

    so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.

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    Mark 5:19 (Listen)

    And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”

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    Acts 4:18–20 (Listen)

    So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”

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    1 Corinthians 9:16 (Listen)

    For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!

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    1 Corinthians 9:18 (Listen)

    What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

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    2 Corinthians 5:14 (Listen)

    For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;

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  • April 19: Numbers 12:3; Deuteronomy 5:5; Deuteronomy 18:18; Matthew 11:29; Philippians 2:5–7; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 3:5–6; Ezekiel 16:60; Micah 2:10; Romans 8:35; Romans 11:29; 1 Thessalonians 4:17–18; 2 Thessalonians 2:16; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 10:14; Hebrews 13:14; Revelation 7:17
    • Morning: Numbers 12:3; Deuteronomy 5:5; Deuteronomy 18:18; Matthew 11:29; Philippians 2:5–7; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 3:5–6
    • Evening: Ezekiel 16:60; Micah 2:10; Romans 8:35; Romans 11:29; 1 Thessalonians 4:17–18; 2 Thessalonians 2:16; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 10:14; Hebrews 13:14; Revelation 7:17

    Morning: Numbers 12:3; Deuteronomy 5:5; Deuteronomy 18:18; Matthew 11:29; Philippians 2:5–7; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 3:5–6 Numbers 12:3; Deuteronomy 5:5; Deuteronomy 18:18; Matthew 11:29; Philippians 2:5–7; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 3:5–6

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    “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers.”

    “[Moses] stood between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the Lord. For you were afraid.”—There is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

    Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth.—“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”—Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

    Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

    Numbers 12:3 (Listen)

    Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth.

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    Deuteronomy 5:5 (Listen)

    while I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD. For you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up into the mountain. He said:

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    Deuteronomy 18:18 (Listen)

    I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.

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    Matthew 11:29 (Listen)

    Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

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    Philippians 2:5–7 (Listen)

    Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,1 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,2 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,3 being born in the likeness of men.

    Footnotes

    [1] 2:5 Or which was also in Christ Jesus
    [2] 2:6 Or a thing to be held on to for advantage
    [3] 2:7 Or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)

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    1 Timothy 2:5 (Listen)

    For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man1 Christ Jesus,

    Footnotes

    [1] 2:5 men and man render the same Greek word that is translated people in verses 1 and 4

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    Hebrews 3:5–6 (Listen)

    Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 3:6 Some manuscripts insert firm to the end

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    Evening: Ezekiel 16:60; Micah 2:10; Romans 8:35; Romans 11:29; 1 Thessalonians 4:17–18; 2 Thessalonians 2:16; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 10:14; Hebrews 13:14; Revelation 7:17 Ezekiel 16:60; Micah 2:10; Romans 8:35; Romans 11:29; 1 Thessalonians 4:17–18; 2 Thessalonians 2:16; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 10:14; Hebrews 13:14; Revelation 7:17

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    Eternal comfort.

    “I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish for you an everlasting covenant.”

    By a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.— Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.—I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.—The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.—Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?—“For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”—So we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.—This is no place to rest.—For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.

    Ezekiel 16:60 (Listen)

    yet I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish for you an everlasting covenant.

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    Micah 2:10 (Listen)

      Arise and go,
        for this is no place to rest,
      because of uncleanness that destroys
        with a grievous destruction.

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    Romans 8:35 (Listen)

    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

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    Romans 11:29 (Listen)

    For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

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    1 Thessalonians 4:17–18 (Listen)

    Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

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    2 Thessalonians 2:16 (Listen)

    Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,

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    2 Timothy 1:12 (Listen)

    which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:12 Or what I have entrusted to him; Greek my deposit

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    Hebrews 7:25 (Listen)

    Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost1 those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

    Footnotes

    [1] 7:25 That is, completely; or at all times

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    Hebrews 10:14 (Listen)

    For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

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    Hebrews 13:14 (Listen)

    For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.

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    Revelation 7:17 (Listen)

      For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
        and he will guide them to springs of living water,
      and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

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Today's Bible Verse

  • Philippians 4:13 21 Apr 2018 | 1:01 am

    I can do all things through him who strengthens me.