Tools for Growth






GOD'S CHARACTER -- THE ABC'S ABOUT GOD -- Knowing and believing the truth of God's character is essential if we are to live faith filled and godly lives as Christians. The following is an ABC's of God's character, making it easy to memorize and think about, and useful then to encourage and strengthen your heart and the hearts of others.

Those who know Thy name will put their trust in Thee.
Psalm 9:10

ALMIGHTY GOD  --  Exodus 15:1-18, Job 42:2, Psalm 77:14, Ephesians 1:19-22, 1 Peter 5:6

BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR  --  Psalm 18:19, 34:17, Isaiah 43:3-7, Jonah 2:1-2, Daniel 3:17

COMPASSIONATE FATHER  --  Nehemiah 9:28-29, Lamentations 3:22-23, Psalm 102:13, Mark 1:40

DIVINE DIRECTOR  --  Isaiah 46:8-10, Jeremiah 29:11-13, Romans 8:28, Psalm 33:10-11, Acts 2:33

ETERNAL GOD  --  Deuteronomy 33:27, Jeremiah 10:10, Psalm 90:2, Psalm 102:27, Micah 5:2

FAITHFUL FATHER  --  Psalm 89:1-2, 1 Corinthians 1:9, 2 Corinthians 1:18-20, 1 Thess. 5:24, 2 Timothy 2:13

GOOD SHEPHERD  --  Psalm 23:6, 31:19, 107:1, 119:68, Ezekiel 34:1-16, Nahum 1:7, John 10:11

HOLY GOD  --  Exodus 15:11, Leviticus 11:44, Isaiah 6:3, 1 Samuel 2:2, Acts 3:14, Revelation 4:8, 15:4

IMMUTABLE GOD  --  Malachi 3:6, Numbers 23:19, 1 Samuel 15:29, Job 26:5, Psalm 33:11

JUST GOD  --  Psalm 33:5, 98:9, 119:137, 2 Chronicles 19:7, Daniel 9:14, Romans 1:17, Romans 3:21-26

KINSMAN REDEEMER  --  Ruth 3:9-13, Job 19:25, Hebrews 2:14, 4:15, Ephesians 1:7, 1 Peter 1:18-19

LOVING LORD  --  Psalm 103:8,11, Isaiah 54:10, Jeremiah 31:3, John 3:16, Romans 5:8, Romans 8:38

MERCIFUL FATHER  --  Psalm 32:1-2, 103:10-12, Mark 2:1-12, Colossians 3:13, Hebrews 8:12, 1 John 1:9

NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES  --  Philippians 2:9, Psalm 92:1, 145:1-2, Luke 1:31-33, Matthew 1:21-23

OMNISCIENT GOD  --  Psalm 33:14, 139:1-6, Job 23:10, 31:4, Jeremiah 16:17, Proverbs 15:3

PATIENT FATHER  --  Nehemiah 9:17, Psalm 145:8, Romans 2:4, 2 Peter 3:9, 1 Timothy 1:15

QUINTESSENTIAL KING  --  Psalm 47, Isaiah 9:6-7, 33:22, Proverbs 21:30, 1 Chronicles 29:11-12

RIGHTEOUS GOD  --  Genesis 18:25, Psalm 75:2, 85:10, 119:137, Acts 10:34-35, Romans 1:17, 3:9-26

SOVEREIGN LORD  --  Daniel 2:20-21, Job 1:9-12, Romans 8:28, 9:18, Acts 17:26, 1 Timothy 6:14-15

TRUTHFUL GOD  --  Isaiah 40:8, Psalm 33:4, 119:142, John 1:14-17, 8:32, 14:6, Hebrews 4:12

UNCHANGING GOD  --  Numbers 23:19, 1 Samuel 15:29, Psalm 33:11, Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 1:10-12

VICTORIOUS LORD  --  Joshua 10:10-12, Psalm 18:50, Romans 8:31, Colossians 2:15, 2 Corinthians 2:14

WISE GOD  --  Job 12:13, Proverbs 2:1-6, Daniel 2:20, Jeremiah 10:12, Ephesians 1:8, Col. 2:3, 1 Tim. 1:17

XTRA PROTECTING GOD  --  Deuteronomy 33:27, Psalm 91, 121, Proverbs 18:10, Isaiah 25:4, John 10:27

YOUR PERSONAL FRIEND  --  Exodus 33:11, Proverbs 17:17, 18:24, John 15:13-15, James 2:23

ZEALOUS WARRIOR  --  Exodus 15:13, 2 Kings 19:30-31, John 2:17


GOD'S PROMISES -- O, the exceedingly great and precious promises of God! The promises of God are some of the primary means by which we can partake of the divine nature, experience God's power and love, and escape the corruption and sin of the world. Might we know and believe these promises, and then know God, and His grace and glory in a deeper way.

He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises,
so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature.

2 Peter 1:4

Blessing  --  Psalm 119:1 - "How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord." Matthew 5:6-8, Ephesians 1:3-8, Psalm 84:12, Psalm 1:2-3

Direction  --  Proverbs 3:5-6 - " all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."  Psalm 32:8, Romans 12:1-2, Isaiah 48:17, Jeremiah 29:11-13

Eternal Life  --  John 5:24 - "He who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment."  John 3:16, John 17:3, Romans 10:9-13

Eternal Security  --  1 John 5:13 - "These things are written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God in order that you might know that you have eternal life." John 10:28, Romans 8:38-39, Jude 24-25

Forgiveness  --  Acts 3:19 - "Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord." Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 10:17, Colossians 2:13, Psalm 51

Fruitfulness  --  John 15:5 - "He who abide in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit."  Mark 1:17, John 4:38, John 13:35, John 15:7-8, Philippians 1:9-11, 1:22

Glorified body  --  Philippians 3:20-21 - "(the Lord Jesus Christ) will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself." 1 Corinthians 15:50-53, Romans 8:23

Goodness  --  Psalm 23:6 - "Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life." Psalm 31:19, Jeremiah 32:38-41, Romans 8:28
Grace  --  James 4:6  - "God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble."  Romans 5:2, 1 Peter 5:5, 2 Corinthians 9:9-10, Ephesians 2:7

Growth  --  Philippians 1:6 - "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 2:12-13, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Hebrews 13:20-21.

Heaven  --  Hebrews 12:22-24 - "You have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels,... and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect."  Psalm 16:11, Revelation 7:15-17, 21-22

Honor  --  1 Peter 5:6 - "Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time." Luke 18:14, Colossians 3:14, Revelation 2:26-28, 3:5

Love  --  Psalm 136 - "His lovingkindness is everlasting." Romans 8:38-39

Knowing God  --  Proverbs 1:7 - "The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord." Psalm 63:1-5, Proverbs 2:1-5, Proverbs 8:17, 2 Peter 3:18

Peace  --  Philippians 4:6-7 - "... the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will
guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Psalm 16:8-9, Isaiah 26:3, Exodus 33:14

Prayer  --  John 15:7 - "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish
and it will be done for you." Psalm 66:18-20, John 14:14, James 5:16b, 1 John 5:14-15

Protection  --  Psalm 121:7 - "The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul." Psalm 91, Proverbs 18:10, Ephesians 6:10-11, Proverbs 2:8

Provision  --  Matthew 6:33 - "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Philippians 4:19, Psalm 23:1

Return of Christ  --  Hebrews 10:37 - "For yet in a very little while, He who is coming will come,
and will not delay." Revelations 1:7, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17, Titus 2:13

Rewards  --  Colossians 3:23-24 - "Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance." Revelation 22:12, Matthew 5:11-12, 6:3-4, 1 Corinthians 3:12-14

Security  --  Isaiah 41:10 - "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Psalm 73:23, Deuteronomy 33:12.

Strength  --  1 Corinthians 1:8 - "He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians 1:19, 3:20, 2 Corinthians 12:9

Temptation  --  1 Corinthians 10:13 - "No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it." Proverbs 7:1-5

Trials  --  1 Peter 5:10 - "After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you." 1 Peter 1:6-9, James 1:3-12, Romans 5:3-5, 8:28.

Victory  --  "Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ." Romans 8:37, 2 Corinthians 2:16, Psalm 60:12, Revelation 3:21

Wisdom  --  Proverbs 15:33 - "The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom, and before honor comes humility." Proverbs 2:1-6, Proverbs 4:5-8, James 1:5


PERSONAL COMMITMENTS REGARDING THE CHRISTIAN LIFE  --  There are many truths, principles and commands of God. But we must know them and be committed to believing them and obeying them if we are live rightly for God, if we are to be blessed by God and be a blessing to God. We cannot just naively wander through life, thinking everything will just turn out all right. We need to regularly be reminded of, and recommit ourselves to the truths and commands of God.

I delight to do Thy will, O God, Thy Law is in my heart.
Psalm 40:8

My heart is set on keeping your decrees, forever, to the very end.
Psalm 119:112

1) The Lordship of Christ  --  Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life today. I will worship Him and follow Him today, and every day, for the rest of my life. Philippians 2:9-11, John 14:31.

2) God's Word  --  God's Word is the authority in my life. I will read it, study it, pray over it, believe it, meditate on it, obey it, and daily apply it to my life. I will not let fleshly and worldly thoughts replace God's truth and therefore control my mind and life. Psalm 19, Psalm 119, 1 John 2:14

3) Loving God  --  This is the greatest commandment, to love God with all my heart, soul and strength. This is what I will seek to do all the days of my life. Mark 12:30. 

4) Foundational Truths  --  The truths about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, man, the Word, salvation, the church, and our future are basic and foundational truths that will be the bedrock for the way in which I live my life. Ephesians 4:4-6

5) Purposes  --  I will live by the purposes that God has for my life, not by personal desires or ambitions. They will direct me in my day to day living, in the decisions I make, in the relationships I have, and in the way I use the time, talents and money God that has given me. Ephesians 2:10, Psalm 40:8.

6) Attitudes  --  To be kind, patient, joyful, gentle, humble, good, forgiving and compassionate in my thinking, words and actions will be prime objectives in my life. Colossians 3:12-14

7) Seeking God  --  I will seek God with all my heart, in the Word and prayer. I will daily, persistently and believingly ask God for that which is in line with His Word, for that which brings Him glory, and for the people He places in my life. Matthew 6:33, 7:7-8; Hebrews 11:6; Ephesians 6:18

8) Priorities  --  God is number one in my life. Placing Him first will bring Him most glory, and will affect what I do in all my other relationships and activities. Luke 10:38-42

9) Disciples  --  I will daily thank God for the people He has given to me, for the people He has placed in my life. I will pray for them, take initiative with them, encourage them, and keep in touch with them, believing that God can use me to build into their lives. John 17:6-19, Matthew 28:19-20.

10) Church  --  I thank God for the church He has placed me in. I will pray that she is holy, loving, Word based, joyful, thankful, united, humble and is preaching the pure gospel of Jesus Christ. I'll do what I can to protect her from coldness, discouragement, division and error. I will join with other believers in accomplishing the mission of the church. Matthew 16:18, Matthew 28:19-20.

11) The Lost  --  I will have compassion for the lost, pray for the lost, love the lost, serve the lost, and as the Lord leads, share with them the good news of Jesus Christ. Matthew 9:36-38, 28:19-20

12) Faith  --  I believe God; I trust God. I believe in God by believing His Word and promises; I trust Him in as I go through various trials; I believe that God is good and that He will bless and lead me for His purposes and glory; and I also express my faith by praying to God, by believing in Him to do the impossible, to do that which brings Him glory. Psalm 62:8, Hebrews 11:6, John 14:13.

13) Humility  --  I will be humble before God and others, knowing that humility is a means to grace, and is essential in my relationship with God and others. This humility will be seen as I am learning from God and others, and am serving God and others. James 4:10, Philippians 2:3-8

14)  Hope  --  Today I will place my hope, not in the things of the world, but in God and in the future that He has for me in heaven. I believe that I will be with Christ someday, that I will be in heaven, that I will be all the angels and saints, that I will gain an inheritance, and that I will possess a new and glorified body. Colossians 3:1-5, Ephesians 3:20-21

15) Trials  --  I know that trials will come my way, and when they do, I will rejoice, trust in God, and by God's grace learn what He wants me to learn from them and His Word. James 1:2-12

16) Vision  --  I know that God has given me a future. I will look to God to lead me in the plans and purposes that He has for my life. The vision God has for me relates to my family, my neighbors, my city, my country and my world. John 4:35-36, Matthew 9:36-38, 28:19-20.

17) Enemy  --  Every day I will be aware of the devil's schemes. By the Word and Spirit I will guard against temptation, deception and error. Matthew 4:1-11, 2 Corinthians 2:10-11, 1 John 2:14.

18) Flesh  --  I know that the flesh is weak, but that the Spirit is strong. I know too that the flesh is in conflict with the desires of the Spirit. By God's grace, I will live and walk by the Spirit so that I will not give in to and gratify the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16-25.

19) Forgiveness  --  God is a forgiving God. He loves me no matter what I do. But His forgiveness is not a license to sin, but a motivation to be holy. And when I do sin, I will confess my sin, knowing that I am forgiven, knowing that God still loves me, and knowing that God will help me to get victory over that sin. 2 Peter 1:9, Psalm 32:1.

20) Grace  --  God's grace makes me what I am. God's grace is all the strength and power that I need to do what God wants me to do. There is nothing I can do in my own flesh that pleases God; there is nothing in my flesh that can accomplish God's will. The Christian life is all of grace. Titus 2:11-13, 2 Corinthians 12:9-12, Philippians 4:13.

21) Goodness  --  God is a good God. Every day, I will look forward to knowing and seeing His goodness. And I will look forward to seeing how He works all things together for good. Psalm 85:12, Romans 8:28.

22) Sovereign  --  No matter how life may look, no matter what may happen, I know that God is in control, and that the circumstances, events and people of life are under His wise and loving authority, and that He works all things together for my good, and for His divine purposes. Daniel 2:20-22, Romans 8:28

23) Love  --  I know that God loves me deeply and greatly. I will daily believe that God loves me, and will feed upon His love, and keep myself in His love. Psalm 48:9, 86:11, 1 John 4:16, Jude 21.

24) My Wife  --  I will remember to pray for my wife, to love her, lead her, encourage her, feed her, and care for her every day of our lives together. Ephesians 5:25-33.

25) Children  --  I will pray for my children, love my children, instruct my children, encourage my children, correct my children, be an example to my children, and enjoy being with them. Ephesians 6:1-4, Genesis 18:19, Deuteronomy 6:1-9

26) Stewardship  --  Everyday, I will use the mind, body, abilities, spiritual gifts, and money that God has given me for His purposes and for His glory. Romans 12:1-2, 1 Peter 4:10-11.

27) Praise and Thanksgiving  --  Every day of my life, I am committed to exalting, worshiping and thanking God for who He is, and for the great things that He does in my life and in the world around me. Psalm 145:1-2, Psalm 34:1-3, 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

28) Meditation  --  I must meditate on God's Word at all times, for this is one of the main keys to success in the Christian life. My fleshly and worldly thinking must be transformed by the truths of God's Word. Psalm 1:2-3, Joshua 1:8

29) Holiness  --  I desire to be holy because God is holy. I desire to be holy in all my thoughts, words, and actions. I will take the spiritual steps needed to grow in holiness. 1 Peter 1:15-16, Hebrews 12:14

30) Serving  --  I am committed to serving the Lord, and to serving the saints, not thinking of my own needs or interests, but considering others as more important than myself. Romans 12:11, Philippians 2:1-4

31) Speech  --  I know that my words have an impact on people, positively and negatively. I am committed to speaking up for the Lord. I am committed to speaking the truth in love. Ephesians 4:15, 25, 29.

32) Fellowship  --  I cannot make it on my own as a Christian; I need the fellowship of other believers. I desire to be joined together in love and in mutual edification with other believers so that the body of Christ can be built up, strengthened and growing. I purpose to encourage other believers every day of my life. Acts 2:42, Ephesians 4:13-14

33) Prayer  --  I need to pray everyday, for by prayer I express my dependence on God and my faith in God. Prayer is a necessary means of grace, and a means by which I can unite with the purpose and will of my heavenly Father. Romans 12:12, James 5:16.

34) Holy Spirit  --  The Holy Spirit is my comforter, my encourager, my companion, my strength, my teacher. I need the Holy Spirit, for only as I walk by the Spirit and am led by the Spirit can I serve the Lord and fulfill His purposes. John 14:16-17, John 16:13

35) Obedience  --  I delight to do God's will. My heart is set on keeping all God's commands. Psalm 40:8, 119:112


OUR IDENTITY AS CHRISTIANS --  Who am I? This is such an important question. And as Christians we had better know the answer to it. Yes, you might say that you are a father or mother, a son or daughter, a nurse, a repairman, a construction worker, an engineer, etc. But God wants us to know who we are, who He has made us to be. Then we can live in the way that He desires, in a way that we can fulfill His purpose for our lives, and give Him great glory!

1. Child of God  --  John 1:12, 1 John 3:1
    I am a child of God. I have a heavenly Father, and I am to love and obey Him. 

2. Believer  --  1 Timothy 4:12
    I am a believer because I believe truths from the Bible about God, myself, Christ, salvation, and my life purpose.

3. Saint  --  Philippians 1:1, Romans 16:2
    I am a holy one, and am blameless in God's sight. I am to be holy as God is holy. 
4. Salt of the earth  --  Matthew 5:13
    I am to influence the world by my life.
5. Ambassador  --  2 Corinthians 5:18
    I am to be God's representative to the unbelievers of this world.

6. Soldier  --  Philippians 2:25, Philemon 2
    I am a soldier in God's army. I need to be strong in the Lord, and fight His battles.

7. Minister  --  Ephesians 3:7
    I am a servant of God, and I am to serve God and the people of this world.

8. Slave  --  Philippians 2:25, Colossians 1:7, 4:7
    The Lord is my master, and I am His slave, and I will do whatever He wants.

9. Disciple  --  Acts 6:7, Acts 11:26
    I am a disciple, a follower, a student of Christ.

10. Light of the world  --  Matthew 5:14
    I am to be a light for the Lord in this spiritually dark world, reflecting His love and holiness.

11. Brother / Sister  --  Philippians 4:21
    I am in the spiritual family of God, and I am to love and care for my brothers and sisters.

12. Worker  --  Philippians 2:25, Romans 16:9, 23
    I am a worker for the Lord, and I will do the work that He has given me to do.

13. Messenger  --  Philippians 2:25
    I am a messenger for God, and I am to be a communicator of His truth.
14. Christian  --  Acts 11:26
    I am a Christian, one who is in Christ, knows Christ and is a follower of Christ.

15. Citizen  --  Ephesians 2:19
    I am a citizen of heaven as I live on this earth. My allegiance is to Christ my King.

16. Member  --  Ephesians 2:19
    I am a member of the family of God -- I belong to God's household.

17. Temple of the Holy Spirit  --  1 Corinthians 6:19-20
    I am a temple of the Holy Spirit, for the Spirit lives in this body of mine.

18. Priests  --  Revelation 1:7
    I am a priest, and as a priest I am to offer spiritual sacrifices to God.


LIFE VERSES -- TRUTHS, COMMANDS AND PROMISES -- Every day, each of us need to be encouraged and strengthened in the faith. We are living in a body of flesh, and the temptations can be strong. We live in a world that is very seductive and enticing. We are fighting in a spiritual war, against the devil, the enemy of God. We get spiritually weary and tired. And to be strong in the Lord, to be successful, fruitful, God pleasing Christians, we must know and be reminded of the truth from God's Word.

Listed below are a number of "classic" verses. Personally, for me, when I am discouraged, when I am spiritually tired, this particular tool, this list of verses, has been the single greatest source of encouragement in my life as a Christian. The verses are not listed in any order, but are somewhat randomized so that if you are spiritually tired or weak, if the battle has been fierce, than you can just read through a page or so, and trust that God and His Spirit will revive and encourage you.

Revive me according to Your Word.-- Revive me according to Your Laws,
Revive me according to Your love.

Psalm 119:154, 156, 159

Isaiah 6:3  --  Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.

Exodus 15:11  --  Who among the gods is like You, O Lord?  Who is like You -- majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory, working wonders?                           

Hebrews 1:3  --  The Son is the radiance of God's glory, and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down
at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4  --  For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Peter, and then to the twelve.

Titus 3:4-5  --  But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 7:25-26  --  Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest meets our need - one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.

1 John 1:7  --  But if we walk in the light, as God is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.

Jeremiah 29:11-12  --  For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.

Philippians 1:6  --  For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:12-13  --  Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.

Psalm 31:14-15  --  But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, "You are my God."  My times are in your hand... Make Your face to shine upon Your servant. Save me in Your lovingkindness.

Colossians 3:17  --  Whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Mark 12:30-31  --  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.... You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Psalm 119:112  --  My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.

Matthew 28:19-20  --  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.

Psalm 23:1-2  --  The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name sake.       

Hebrews 11:6  --  Without faith it is impossible to please Him, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists, and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

2 Chronicles 15:7  --  As for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.

Psalm 115:1  --  Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.

Job 23:10-12  --  But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed His steps; I have kept to His way without turning aside. I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Romans 3:23-25  --  For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness.

Joshua 1:8  --  Do not let this book of the law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.

Psalm 50:23  --  He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God.               
James 1:2  --  Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance, and let endurance have its perfect result.

Proverbs 8:17  --  I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.

Numbers 6:24-26  --  The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.

Proverbs 31:30  --  Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7  --  These commands that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them upon your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Deuteronomy 10:13  --  What does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the Lord's commands and decrees that I'm giving you today for your own good.

Psalm 46:10-11  --  Cease striving, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.   

Philippians 1:21  --  For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.   

2 Chronicles 31:21  --  In everything that he undertook in the service of God's temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought His God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered.

1 Corinthians 6:19  --  Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your body.

1 Chronicles 29:10-11  --  Praise be to you, O Lord, God of our Father Israel. From everlasting to everlasting, yours O Lord is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom.

2 Samuel 22:31, 33  --  As for God, His way is perfect. The word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him. It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.

1 Peter 1:15-16  --  Like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy."

Psalm 25:4-5  --  Show me your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation, and my hope is in you all day long. 

Psalm 100:1-2  --  Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His.

1 Peter 5:10  --  After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

Proverbs 21:30  --  There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.

Isaiah 12:2  --  Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.

Isaiah 12:4-5  --  Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done, and proclaim that His name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for He has done glorious things.

Romans 5:8-9  --  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.

Deuteronomy 33:26-27  --  There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you.... The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

Exodus 33:14  --  The Lord replied, "My presence will go with you and I will give you rest."

Philippians 2:10-11  --  At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Psalm 27:1  --  The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread?    

Colossians 3:1-4  --  Keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

1 John 5:14-15  --  This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us whatever we ask, we know that we have what we asked of Him.

Luke 9:23-24  --  If anyone would come after me; he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save His life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.

John 13:35  --  By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

John 17:17  --  Sanctify them in the truth. Your word is truth.

James 1:22  --  Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

Psalm 138:8  --  The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; your love O Lord, endures forever -- do not abandon the works of your hands.

Psalm 16:5-6  --  Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places, surely I have a delightful inheritance.

Psalm 27:13-14  --  I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart, and wait for the Lord.

Philippians 3:8, 10  --  I consider everything as loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.... I want to know Christ.

Psalm 55:22  --  Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.

1 Peter 2:9  --  But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.

Romans 10:11  --  As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in the Lord will never be put to shame."

Hebrews 4:16  --  Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

John 17:3-4  --  Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. I have brought You glory on earth by completing the work You gave me to do.

Proverbs 9:10  --  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Hebrews 13:5-6  --  Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"

Jude 20-21  --  Dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

1 Thessalonians 4:10-11  --  He died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him. Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up.

Psalm 119:105  --  Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.

2 Timothy 4:17  --  The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Thessalonians 5:23  --  May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and He will do it.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10  --  But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I'll boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 3:18  --  But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

2 Peter 1:3  --  His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

Romans 8:31-32  --  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

Daniel 4:35  --  God does as He please with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back His hand or say to Him: "What have you done?"

Hebrews 13:20  --  May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing His will and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Proverbs 4:4  --  Lay hold of my words with all your heart. Keep my commands and you will live.

2 Peter 3:18  --  But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever. Amen.

Ephesians 1:11  --  In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of His glory.

2 Corinthians 1:21  --  It is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.        

Ephesians 2:10  --  For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 5:1  --  Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

2 Timothy 1:7  --  For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.

Galatians 2:20  --  I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 

Acts 20:24  --  However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me, the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.

Revelation 1:5-6  --  To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father, to Him be glory and power forever and ever.

Galatians 3:7  --  I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of His power.

1 Peter 4:10  --  Each one should use whatever gift He has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, He should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and power, forever and ever.

Psalm 73:23-26  --  Yet, I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand; you guide me with your counsel; and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you and earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.    

2 Corinthians 5:9-10  --  For we make it our goal to please Him, whether we are home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due Him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

Ephesians 6:10-11  --  Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For your struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God.

Romans 12:1-2  -- 
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 5:20  --  We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal
through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: be reconciled to God.

1 Corinthians 15:58  --  Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Romans 6:13  --  Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness.

Proverbs 16:9  --  The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.

2 Corinthians 13:14  --  May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship
of the Holy Spirit be with you all.                       

Psalm 51:10  --  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.   

John 15:7-8  --  If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This it to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourself to be my disciples.

Romans 8:28-29  --  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son.                   

Psalm 63:2-3  --  I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live.

Ephesians 3:20-21  --  Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations for ever and ever. Amen.

Jeremiah 10:10  --  But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King.

Ephesians 3:16-17  --  I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

Ephesians 5:15-16  --  Be very careful, then, how you live, not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, for the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand the Lord's will.

Matthew 6:9, 10  --  Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
2 Corinthians 4:6-7  --  For God who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels so that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves.

Matthew 16:18  --  I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

Colossians 1:28-29  --  We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy which so powerfully works in me.

Psalm 119:1-2  --  Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are they who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart.

Isaiah 26:8  --  Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.   

Romans 1:18  --  The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.

John 3:16  --  For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, what whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Romans 6:6  --  For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection. Knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we should no longer be slaves to sin.

Psalm 32:1  --  How blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

Romans 15:13  --  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.        

Philippians 1:25  --  I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith.

Matthew 5:6-8  --  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled.  Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.  Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

1 Corinthians 1:8-9  --  He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

Joshua 23:11  --  So be very careful to love the Lord your God.

Hosea 6:3  --  So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; and He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.

Matthew 4:10  --  Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.

Psalm 119:72-73  -- 
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.

Psalm 145:1-2  --  I will exalt you, my God the King. I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.

Psalm 37:3-4  --  Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Mark 1:17  --  Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

John 15:5  --  I am the vine; and you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in Him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  --  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in everything give thanks.

Psalm 100:4-5  --  Give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.

2 Chronicles 13:13  --  God is with us; He is our leader.

Jude 24-25  --  Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savor, though Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

Hebrews 12:1  --  Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

Proverbs 20:24  --  The steps of man are ordained by the Lord. How then can man understand His way?

2 Timothy 1:7  --  For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

Colossians 3:12  --  Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience, bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave so should you. Beyond all this put on love which is the perfect bond of unity. 

Psalm 139:16-17  --  Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts;
and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.

Psalm 32:7-8  --  You are my hiding place; you will preserve me from trouble; you surround me with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go. I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Colossians 2:9-10  --  For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority.

Psalm 31:7  --  I hate those who cling to worthless idols. I trust in the Lord. I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.

Psalm 98:9  --  The Lord is coming to judge the earth; He will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with equity.

Joshua 1:9  --  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Lamentations 3:22-24  --  The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul. "Therefore I have hope in Him." The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the person who seeks Him.

1 Peter 1:3-4  --  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.

2 Corinthians 5:7  --  For we walk by faith and not by sight.

Galatians 5:17  --  But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

Matthew 6:32-33  --  Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you....don't worry about tomorrow.

Proverbs 2:6-7  --  He holds victory in store for the upright; He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for He guards the course of the just and protects the way of His faithful ones.

Proverbs 3:5-6  --  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.

1 Peter 5:6  --  Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.

1 Corinthians 9:24  --  Therefore, I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

Romans 8:14  --  For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

2 Corinthians 9:8  --  And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

Job 22:21-22  --  Yield now and be at peace with Him; thereby good will come to you. Please receive instruction form His mouth and establish His words in your heart.

Galatians 5:22  --  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control, against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Psalm 26:3  --  For your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.

Psalm 86:12-13  --  I will praise you O Lord my God with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.  For great is your love towards me, for you have delivered my soul from the depths of the grave.

Matthew 9:36-38  --  When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest."

2 Chronicles 19:10  --  You must serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of the Lord.

Deuteronomy 13:4  --  The Lord your God is testing you to find out if you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall follow the Lord your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him.

1 Corinthians 12:18  --  But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as He wanted them to be.

Proverbs 28:13-14  --  He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them finds mercy. Blessed is the man who always fears the Lord, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.

Psalm 43:3-4  --  O send out your light and your truth, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling places. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy.
Hebrews 12:14  --  Make every effort to live in peace with all men, and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

1 Timothy 6:10, 11  --  For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil. But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.  Fight the good fight of faith.

Romans 5:8-9  --  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.

Romans 8:38-39  --  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Acts 17:30-31  --  Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.

Isaiah 40:31  --  Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not get tired; they will walk and not become weary.

Psalm 86:5  --  Make glad the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon you.

Hebrews 10:24-25  --  Encourage one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing nearer.

Philippians 4:13  --  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Exodus 14:13-14  --  Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today.... The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent. 

Philippians 3:12, 14  --  I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.... I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 4:16  --  For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17  --  May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.

Psalm 27:4  --  One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

2 Timothy 4:7  --  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge will award to me on that day.

Psalm 90:14  --  Satisfy us in the morning with your lovingkindness O Lord, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

1 Corinthians 15:51  --  Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable and we will be changed.

Revelation 22:12  --  Behold, I am coming soon. My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what He has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last.

Hebrews 12:22-24  --  But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant.

Romans 11:33, 36  --  Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable his ways.... For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.

1 Timothy 1:17  --  Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory
forever and ever. Amen.

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

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