April 1
MORNING

The fruit of the Spirit is joy.

Joy in the Holy Ghost. — Unspeakable and full of glory.

Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; ... exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. — We glory in tribulations.

Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; ... for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame. — These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be fuIl. — As the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
 
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. — The joy of the Lord is your strength.

In thy presence is fulness of joy: at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. — For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
     
GAL. 5:22.  Rom. 14:17. ‑I Pet. 1:8. II Cor. 6:10;7,4. ‑Rom. 5:3. Heb. 12.2. -John 15:11. ‑II Cor. 1:5. Phi. 4:4. -Neh. 8:10. Psa. 16:11. ‑Rev. 7:17.

EVENING

Jehovah‑shalom: (The Lord send peace.)

Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.

Behold, a greater than Solomon is here. — Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. — My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places; when it shall hail, coming down on the forest ; and the city shall be low in a low place.

He is our peace. — This man shall be the peace when the Assyrian shall come into our land.

These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.

JUDG. 6:24.  I Chr. 22:9.  Matt. 12:42. -Isa. 9:6. ‑Isa. 32:18,19. Eph. 2:14. ‑Mic. 5:5. Rev. 17:14. John 14:27.