We are justified through Jesus in connection with His resurrection from the dead.

BibleGateway: Acts 13:26-39

ESV Text: Acts 13:26-39

Acts 13:26–39 (Listen)

26 “Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation. 27 For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him. 28 And though they found in him no guilt worthy of death, they asked Pilate to have him executed. 29 And when they had carried out all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb. 30 But God raised him from the dead, 31 and for many days he appeared to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people. 32 And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, 33 this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm,

  “‘You are my Son,
    today I have begotten you.’

34 And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way,

  “‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.’

35 Therefore he says also in another psalm,

  “‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.’

36 For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption, 37 but he whom God raised up did not see corruption. 38 Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, 39 and by him everyone who believes is freed1 from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.


[1] 13:39 Greek justified; twice in this verse


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 3:35 and ends at about 5:24

26 Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent. 27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. 28 And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. 29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. 30 But God raised him from the dead: 31 And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. 32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, 33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. 34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. 35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: 37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption. 38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: 39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 194 :
Abide with us, the Day is Waning

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. “Abide with us, the day is waning,” 
Thus prayed the two while on the way; 
We read that Thou, O Lord, remaining, 
Didst all their doubts and fears allay. 
Incline Thine ear, Thou King of Grace, 
When, praying thus, we see Thy face. 

2. At eventide, Thy Spirit sending, 
Help us, O Lord, our watch to keep, 
In prayer devout before Thee bending 
Ere our eyelids close in sleep, 
Confessing sin in deed and word 
With hope of mercy from the Lord. 

3. Abide with us; with heavenly gladness 
Illumine, Lord, our darkest day; 
And when we weep in pain and sadness, 
Be Thou our Solace, Strength, and Stay. 
Tell of Thy woe, Thy victory won, 
When Thou didst pray: “Thy will be done.” 

4. Abide with us, O Savior tender, 
That bitter day when life shall end, 
When to the grave we must surrender, 
And fear and pain our hearts shall rend. 
The shield of faith do Thou bestow 
When trembling we must meet the foe. 

5. When earthly help no more availeth, 
To sup with us Thou wilt be nigh; 
Thou givest strength that never faileth. 
In Thee we grave and death defy. 
While earth is fading from our sight, 
Our eyes behold the realms of light. 

Hymn: LSB 489 Hail Thee, Festival Day


Our God loves truth, so let’s see to it that all our talk and testimony is full of truth.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 12:13-19

ESV Text: Proverbs 12:13-19

Proverbs 12:13–19 (Listen)

13   An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,1
    but the righteous escapes from trouble.
14   From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good,
    and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.
15   The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
    but a wise man listens to advice.
16   The vexation of a fool is known at once,
    but the prudent ignores an insult.
17   Whoever speaks2 the truth gives honest evidence,
    but a false witness utters deceit.
18   There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,
    but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19   Truthful lips endure forever,
    but a lying tongue is but for a moment.


[1] 12:13 Or In the transgression of the lips, there is an evil snare

[2] 12:17 Hebrew breathes out


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:18 and ends at about 2:12

     13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

     14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.

     15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

     16 A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

     17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

     18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

     19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 464 :
Blest Be the Tie That Binds

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Blest be the tie that binds 
Our hearts in Christian love; 
The fellowship of kindred minds 
Is like to that above. 

2. Before our Father’s throne 
We pour our ardent prayers; 
Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one, 
Our comforts and our cares. 

3. We share our mutual woes, 
Our mutual burdens bear, 
And often for each other flows 
The sympathizing tear. 

4. When here our pathways part, 
We suffer bitter pain; 
Yet, one in Christ and one in heart, 
We hope to meet again. 

5. This glorious hope revives 
Our courage by the way, 
While each in expectation lives 
And longs to see the day. 

6. From sorrow, toil, and pain, 
And sin we shall be free 
And perfect love and friendship reign 
Through all eternity. 

Hymn: LSB 706 Love in Christ Is Strong and Living