Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? – All things are yours: whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; and ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s. – As having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. – The Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. – The living God, … giveth us richly all things to enjoy. – God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. – But Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Thou shalt not be forgotten of me. I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins.
Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was. – A woman … cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; … But he answered her not a word.
The trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visited him? – The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. – This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night. – My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: when I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. – Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. – Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven. … For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
They do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. – We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. – To him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward. – There is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. – A crown of glory that fadeth not away.
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. – Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? – Heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
The Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me. – God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. – There is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. – He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
If the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. … But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
It came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over Jordan, that the Lord spake unto Joshua, saying, … Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests’ feet stood firm, twelve stones, … and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever. – This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. – Witnesses chosen before of God, … who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? – He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. – My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
If God be for us, who can be against us? – The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? – Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us. – We are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Arise therefore, and be doing, and the Lord be with thee.
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? – The Lord sware and will not repent.
God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us. – Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. – Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. – All the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.