Weekly Devotional Guide (May 25-30)

Memory Verse:

Ephesians 4:24, Put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Devotional Readings:

  • Day 1 Matthew 5:1-12
  • Day 2 Matthew 5:13-16
  • Day 3 Matthew 5:17-20
  • Day 4 Matthew 5:21-26
  • Day 5 Matthew 5:27-32

Hymns for the week:

  • Trinity Hymnal 461 Not What My Hands Have Done

1 Not what my hands have done can save my guilty soul;
not what my toiling flesh has borne can make my spirit whole.
Not what I feel or do can give me peace with God;
not all my prayers and sighs and tears can bear my awful load.

2 Thy work alone, O Christ, can ease this weight of sin;
thy blood alone, O Lamb of God, can give me peace within.
Thy love to me, O God, not mine, O Lord, to thee,
can rid me of this dark unrest, and set my spirit free.

3 Thy grace alone, O God, to me can pardon speak;
thy pow’r alone, O Son of God, can this sore bondage break.
No other work, save thine, no other blood will do;
no strength, save that which is divine, can bear me safely through.

4 I bless the Christ of God; I rest on love divine;
and with unfalt’ring lip and heart, I call this Savior mine.
His cross dispels each doubt; I bury in his tomb
each thought of unbelief and fear, each ling’ring shade of gloom.

5 I praise the God of grace; I trust his truth and might;
he calls me his, I call him mine, my God, my joy, my light.
‘Tis he who saveth me, and freely pardon gives;
I love because he loveth me, I live because he lives.

  • Psalter 325

1 Teach me, O LORD, thy way of truth, and from it I will not depart;
that I may steadfastly obey, give me an understanding heart.

2 In thy commandments make me walk, for in thy law my joy shall be;
give me a heart that loves your will, from discontent and envy free.

3 Turn thou mine eyes from vanity, and cause me in thy ways to tread;
O let your servant prove thy word and thus to godly fear be led.

4 Turn thou away reproach and fear; thy righteous judgments I confess;
to know thy precepts I desire; revive me in thy righteousness.