Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honor dwelleth. – A day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. – Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. – Therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us; … let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience.
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. – Now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. – An inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.
All things are yours; … the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours. – 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.
Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. – Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you. – If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
The Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
The Lord will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people. – 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. – Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God.
Shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.
Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. – He … became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. – In the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? – Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. – For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?
My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. – One pearl of great price. – The prince of the kings of the earth. – His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven. – The head over all things. – He is the head of the body, the church.
His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers. – He could not be hid. – His lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh – Never man spake like this man. – His countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. – Make thy face to shine upon thy servant. – Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. – He shall not speak of himself. … He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and show it unto you.
The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. … Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
Grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. – The Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain. – Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good.
All things are yours; whether … 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. – All things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. – Of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. – My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. – 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.
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? – Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.
We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
Whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favor of the Lord.
Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, … but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord. – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
What things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ. – In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. – Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
Christ Jesus, … is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us. – Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee. – Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. – Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.