Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Be ye therefore perfect. – Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment.
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit.
There remaineth … a rest to the people of God. – Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.
I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself. – In his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. – As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: so the Lord alone did lead him.
Even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you. – This God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee. – Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. … For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. – He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit.
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. … Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. … Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
You, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: if ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel. – That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. – Sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
Enoch walked with God. – Can two walk together, except they be agreed? – It is good for me to draw nigh to God.
The Lord is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you. … When they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, … and having an high priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith.
This is the will of God, even your sanc-tification. – Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. – This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. – We know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
We … do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. – The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, … give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe.
O Lord, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. – I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. – Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.
Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face. – Having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. – Who can forgive sins but God only?
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. – Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity. – Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity?
God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. – The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. – Sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under law, but under grace. … Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; … for he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. – Having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself. … And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight. – Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross. – Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Here have we no continuing city. – Ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations. – There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.
We that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened. – God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. – Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.