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Focus on God

Thursday Jun 06, 2024

Thursday Jun 06, 2024

Focusing On God
 
Romans 12:2 ESV / 55 helpful votes
 
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 51 helpful votes
 
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 47 helpful votes
 
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 44 helpful votes
 
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Colossians 3:2 ESV / 43 helpful votes
 
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 40 helpful votes
 
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV / 36 helpful votes
 
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Philippians 4:8 ESV / 36 helpful votes
 
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Matthew 6:33 ESV / 34 helpful votes
 
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
1 John 2:15 ESV / 32 helpful votes
 
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 32 helpful votes
 
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 31 helpful votes
 
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Proverbs 4:25 ESV / 29 helpful votes
 
Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.
Matthew 6:24 ESV / 28 helpful votes
 
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes
 
Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 21 helpful votes
 
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...
1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes
 
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
John 3:16 ESV / 20 helpful votes
 
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
1 Peter 3:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes
 
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 19 helpful votes
 
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Philippians 3:12-14 ESV / 19 helpful votes
 
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Proverbs 2:2-5 ESV / 19 helpful votes
 
Making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
Colossians 3:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Hebrews 3:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes
 
Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession,
Colossians 2:6-8 ESV / 16 helpful votes
 
Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
Romans 8:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes
 
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
Matthew 24:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes
 
But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 16 helpful votes
 
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; ...
Psalm 123:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes
 
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy upon us.
Psalm 73:26 ESV / 14 helpful votes
 
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes
 
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Romans 6:23 ESV / 13 helpful votes
 
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 1:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes
 
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes
 
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Psalm 46:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes
 
To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Joshua 1:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes
 
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Colossians 3:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:1-4 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Psalm 138:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.
Psalm 119:105 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Psalm 19:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 10 helpful votes
 
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ...
2 Thessalonians 3:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes
 
But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.
Romans 12:21 ESV / 10 helpful votes
 
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 8:28 ESV / 10 helpful votes
 
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Micah 6:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes
 
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes
 
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes
 
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes
 
Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Proverbs 29:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes
 
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.
Psalm 46:1-11 ESV / 10 helpful votes
 
To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. ...
Revelation 1:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
1 John 4:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 3:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 12:1-4 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
Hebrews 11:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.
Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
Pray without ceasing,
1 Thessalonians 5:1-28 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. ...
Philippians 3:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
1 Corinthians 4:1-21 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God. ...
1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
Romans 15:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Romans 12:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
Acts 19:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.”
Acts 1:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
Isaiah 40:1-31 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins. A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” ...
Psalm 29:1-11 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
A Psalm of David. Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon. ...
Nehemiah 6:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
And I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?”
Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, ...
Exodus 3:1-22 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” ...
Exodus 2:11-25 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
One day, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and looked on their burdens, and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people. He looked this way and that, and seeing no one, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. When he went out the next day, behold, two Hebrews were struggling together. And he said to the man in the wrong, “Why do you strike your companion?” He answered, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid, and thought, “Surely the thing is known.” When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and stayed in the land of Midian. And he sat down by a well. ...
Philippians 3:13-14 ESV / 8 helpful votes
 
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV / 8 helpful votes
 
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
Proverbs 5:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes
 
A lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.
1 Peter 2:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes
 
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 6 helpful votes
 
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...
Romans 10:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes
 
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Hebrews 9:27-28 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
Ephesians 6:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
Galatians 2:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
John 6:60 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?”
Matthew 5:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Revelation 1:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
And made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
1 Timothy 2:2-4 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
For kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Ephesians 6:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
1 Corinthians 15:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
1 John 1:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Thursday May 30, 2024

Following Instructions
 
Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 161 helpful votes
 
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
2 Timothy 3:1-4:22 ESV / 87 helpful votes
 
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. ...
Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 79 helpful votes
 
Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching,
1 John 2:3-4 ESV / 61 helpful votes
 
And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,
Psalm 32:8 ESV / 61 helpful votes
 
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 56 helpful votes
 
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
Acts 13:1-4 ESV / 42 helpful votes
 
Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off. So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus.
Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 36 helpful votes
 
Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
1 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV / 35 helpful votes
 
I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.
1 Corinthians 11:1-2 ESV / 25 helpful votes
 
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you.
Matthew 10:8 ESV / 24 helpful votes
 
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.
John 2:6-10 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.”
Matthew 9:6-8 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic—“Rise, pick up your bed and go home.” And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
2 Thessalonians 2:14-15 ESV / 21 helpful votes
 
To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.
Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 21 helpful votes
 
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
John 3:1-5 ESV / 21 helpful votes
 
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Proverbs 13:1 ESV / 20 helpful votes
 
A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
1 Peter 3:18-22 ESV / 19 helpful votes
 
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.
Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Exodus 20:8-11 ESV / 17 helpful votes
 
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
John 6:55-59 ESV / 16 helpful votes
 
For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” Jesus said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum.
John 6:50-71 ESV / 16 helpful votes
 
This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. ...
John 15:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes
 
If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.
Matthew 10:1-42 ESV / 15 helpful votes
 
And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, ...
1 Kings 17:8-16 ESV / 14 helpful votes
 
Then the word of the Lord came to him, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.” And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” And she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.” ...
1 Corinthians 14:40 ESV / 13 helpful votes
 
But all things should be done decently and in order.
Luke 6:46 ESV / 13 helpful votes
 
“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?
1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 12 helpful votes
 
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ...
1 Corinthians 3:11-15 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.
Malachi 3:8-15 ESV / 10 helpful votes
 
Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts. ...
Exodus 34:1-10 ESV / 10 helpful votes
 
The Lord said to Moses, “Cut for yourself two tablets of stone like the first, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. Be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me on the top of the mountain. No one shall come up with you, and let no one be seen throughout all the mountain. Let no flocks or herds graze opposite that mountain.” So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the first. And he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand two tablets of stone. The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. ...
1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
John 14:1-20:31 ESV / 9 helpful votes
 
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...
Proverbs 7:1-27 ESV / 8 helpful votes
 
My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call insight your intimate friend, to keep you from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words. ...
1 Kings 13:4-34 ESV / 8 helpful votes
 
And when the king heard the saying of the man of God, which he cried against the altar at Bethel, Jeroboam stretched out his hand from the altar, saying, “Seize him.” And his hand, which he stretched out against him, dried up, so that he could not draw it back to himself. The altar also was torn down, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign that the man of God had given by the word of the Lord. And the king said to the man of God, “Entreat now the favor of the Lord your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me.” And the man of God entreated the Lord, and the king's hand was restored to him and became as it was before. And the king said to the man of God, “Come home with me, and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward.” And the man of God said to the king, “If you give me half your house, I will not go in with you. And I will not eat bread or drink water in this place, ...
Judges 13:1-25 ESV / 8 helpful votes
 
And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, so the Lord gave them into the hand of the Philistines for forty years. There was a certain man of Zorah, of the tribe of the Danites, whose name was Manoah. And his wife was barren and had no children. And the angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, “Behold, you are barren and have not borne children, but you shall conceive and bear a son. Therefore be careful and drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean, for behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb, and he shall begin to save Israel from the hand of the Philistines.” ...
Romans 13:1-14 ESV / 7 helpful votes
 
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...
Isaiah 26:1-21 ESV / 7 helpful votes
 
In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: “We have a strong city; he sets up salvation as walls and bulwarks. Open the gates, that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in. You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. For he has humbled the inhabitants of the height, the lofty city. He lays it low, lays it low to the ground, casts it to the dust. ...
Proverbs 29:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes
 
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.
Genesis 6:14-16 ESV / 6 helpful votes
 
Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch. This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits. Make a roof for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above, and set the door of the ark in its side. Make it with lower, second, and third decks.
John 21:1-14 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” ...

Thursday May 23, 2024

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
John 14:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 3:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Mark 16:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
Matthew 28:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 22:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’

Thursday Apr 04, 2024

Be Humble
 
1 Peter 5:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes
 
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
Philippians 2:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes
 
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes
 
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
Romans 12:6-8 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
Romans 12:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Matthew 23:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Matthew 18:1-35 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, ...
Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
Matthew 7:1-29 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. ...
Romans 3:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
John 13:34-35 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 6:28-29 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”
John 5:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
Luke 6:31 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
Matthew 6:14-15 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Proverbs 29:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
Proverbs 12:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.
Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,
Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Galatians 2:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Romans 14:10-12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.
Romans 12:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Romans 6:1-23 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. ...
Romans 3:20-28 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, ...
Acts 20:35 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Acts 16:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
John 6:47 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.
John 6:40 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
John 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:3-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Luke 21:1-4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
Luke 18:9-14 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ ...
Luke 16:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
Luke 13:1-5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
Luke 10:25-28 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”
Mark 1:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
“What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.”
Matthew 25:31-46 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, ...
Matthew 23:27-28 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
Matthew 18:21-35 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times. “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. ...
Matthew 18:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 12:32-37 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, ...
Matthew 7:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 7:15-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. ...
Matthew 7:13-14 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
Matthew 7:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Matthew 4:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Isaiah 57:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
Psalm 119:105 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Deuteronomy 13:1-18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
“If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him. But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slavery, to make you leave the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. ...
Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
Exodus 20:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Exodus 20:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
“You shall not steal.
Genesis 2:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

Friday Mar 08, 2024

Baptism
Acts 2:38 ESV / 1,557 helpful votes
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.Acts 22:16 ESV / 1,385 helpful votes
And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’1 Peter 3:21 ESV / 1,253 helpful votes
Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,John 3:5 ESV / 1,231 helpful votes
Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.Mark 16:16 ESV / 1,187 helpful votes
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.Matthew 28:19 ESV / 926 helpful votes
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,1 Corinthians 12:13 ESV / 831 helpful votes
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.Romans 6:4 ESV / 810 helpful votes
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.Acts 2:41 ESV / 737 helpful votes
So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.Romans 6:3-4 ESV / 679 helpful votes
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.Galatians 3:27 ESV / 673 helpful votes
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.Ephesians 4:5 ESV / 670 helpful votes
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,Matthew 3:11 ESV / 605 helpful votes
“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.Romans 6:3 ESV / 537 helpful votes
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?Matthew 28:19-20 ESV / 526 helpful votes
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”Matthew 3:16 ESV / 506 helpful votes
And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;John 1:33 ESV / 446 helpful votes
I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’Colossians 2:12-13 ESV / 442 helpful votes
Having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,Colossians 2:12 ESV / 432 helpful votes
Having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.Titus 3:5 ESV / 431 helpful votes
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,Mark 1:4 ESV / 426 helpful votes
John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.Acts 10:47 ESV / 390 helpful votes
“Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”Acts 19:4 ESV / 380 helpful votes
And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.”Luke 3:21-22 ESV / 374 helpful votes
Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”Acts 8:12 ESV / 355 helpful votes
But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.Acts 10:48 ESV / 337 helpful votes
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.Luke 3:16 ESV / 306 helpful votes
John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.Acts 8:36-38 ESV / 279 helpful votes
And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.Acts 8:38 ESV / 262 helpful votes
And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.Acts 1:5 ESV / 259 helpful votes
For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 256 helpful votes
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.Acts 11:16 ESV / 236 helpful votes
And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’1 Corinthians 10:2 ESV / 227 helpful votes
And all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,Romans 6:1-23 ESV / 226 helpful votes
What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. ...Mark 1:8 ESV / 223 helpful votes
I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”Galatians 3:26-27 ESV / 222 helpful votes
For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.Matthew 3:13-17 ESV / 214 helpful votes
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”Acts 16:33 ESV / 206 helpful votes
And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family.Acts 8:36 ESV / 200 helpful votes
And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”Acts 18:8 ESV / 191 helpful votes
Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized.Mark 1:4-5 ESV / 191 helpful votes
John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.Colossians 2:11-12 ESV / 190 helpful votes
In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.Mark 1:9-11 ESV / 187 helpful votes
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”1 Peter 3:1-22 ESV / 180 helpful votes
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, ...Acts 9:18 ESV / 178 helpful votes
And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized;Acts 1:22 ESV / 175 helpful votes
Beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.”Acts 16:31 ESV / 171 helpful votes
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”John 3:23 ESV / 170 helpful votes
John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptizedEphesians 4:4-6 ESV / 168 helpful votes
There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.Luke 3:3 ESV / 167 helpful votes
And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.John 3:22 ESV / 166 helpful votes
After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing.Matthew 28:18-20 ESV / 164 helpful votes
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”Acts 8:1-40 ESV / 159 helpful votes
And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison. Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word. Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ. ...Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 159 helpful votes
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...1 Corinthians 15:29 ESV / 154 helpful votes
Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?1 Corinthians 12:1-31 ESV / 145 helpful votes
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; ...Ephesians 5:26 ESV / 143 helpful votes
That he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,Acts 4:12 ESV / 143 helpful votes
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”Acts 19:5-6 ESV / 142 helpful votes
On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying.John 1:29-33 ESV / 142 helpful votes
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’1 Peter 3:20-21 ESV / 140 helpful votes
Because they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,Acts 16:15 ESV / 138 helpful votes
And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.Acts 10:47-48 ESV / 133 helpful votes
“Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.Acts 2:1-4 ESV / 132 helpful votes
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.Acts 8:13 ESV / 124 helpful votes
Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed.Acts 19:5 ESV / 122 helpful votes
On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.Acts 8:35-38 ESV / 122 helpful votes
Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.Mark 16:15-16 ESV / 122 helpful votes
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.Matthew 21:25 ESV / 118 helpful votes
The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?” And they discussed it among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’Acts 10:44-48 ESV / 113 helpful votes
While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.Mark 11:30 ESV / 113 helpful votes
Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.”Mark 1:5 ESV / 112 helpful votes
And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.1 Corinthians 10:1-2 ESV / 111 helpful votes
For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,John 14:1-31 ESV / 110 helpful votes
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...John 3:1-5:47 ESV / 108 helpful votes
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...Luke 3:21 ESV / 107 helpful votes
Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened,1 Peter 3:20 ESV / 105 helpful votes
Because they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.Acts 10:37 ESV / 105 helpful votes
You yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed:1 Corinthians 12:1-13:13 ESV / 103 helpful votes
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; ...Acts 18:25 ESV / 103 helpful votes
He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.John 3:36 ESV / 102 helpful votes
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.Romans 6:3-6 ESV / 100 helpful votes
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.John 14:15 ESV / 95 helpful votes
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.John 4:1 ESV / 95 helpful votes
Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than JohnActs 13:24 ESV / 91 helpful votes
Before his coming, John had proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.John 4:2 ESV / 91 helpful votes
(although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples),1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 89 helpful votes
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,1 Corinthians 1:13-17 ESV / 89 helpful votes
Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.Acts 10:44 ESV / 87 helpful votes
While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word.Matthew 3:13-16 ESV / 87 helpful votes
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;Acts 19:1-6 ESV / 81 helpful votes
And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John's baptism.” And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. ...Romans 6:3-5 ESV / 79 helpful votes
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.Acts 19:2 ESV / 79 helpful votes
And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”John 4:1-2 ESV / 79 helpful votes
Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples),Luke 7:29 ESV / 79 helpful votes
(When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John,Hebrews 6:1 ESV / 78 helpful votes
Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,Acts 19:3 ESV / 77 helpful votes
And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John's baptism.”Romans 6:1-6 ESV / 76 helpful votes
What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. ...John 10:40 ESV / 75 helpful votes
He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained.Mark 1:8-10 ESV / 74 helpful votes
I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 

Friday Jan 26, 2024

Christ Made Us Right With God
 
2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes
 
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Romans 3:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes
 
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes
 
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes
 
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
Romans 5:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes
 
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
John 14:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes
 
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 3:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes
 
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
1 Corinthians 1:30 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
Romans 6:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 3:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Revelation 1:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
1 John 5:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
1 John 4:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Hebrews 12:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Colossians 2:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
And you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.
Colossians 1:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
And through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
Ephesians 2:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 1:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
To the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
Ephesians 1:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
Galatians 2:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.
1 Corinthians 8:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Romans 10:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 8:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
Romans 5:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Romans 5:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
Romans 5:1-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. ...
Romans 5:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 14:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 1:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jeremiah 23:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’
Isaiah 57:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
Psalm 139:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Genesis 1:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Revelation 4:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”
Revelation 3:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
1 John 5:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.
1 John 4:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:9-11 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 3:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
1 John 2:3-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
1 John 2:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 1:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,
1 Peter 1:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
James 4:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
Hebrews 11:5-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Hebrews 10:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Hebrews 10:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.
Hebrews 4:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Hebrews 2:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard,
Hebrews 2:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.
Hebrews 1:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end.”
Titus 2:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
1 Timothy 2:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
1 Timothy 1:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.
Colossians 3:1-3 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 1:21-22 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
Philippians 4:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
In which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—
Galatians 5:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Galatians 4:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
Galatians 3:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—
Galatians 2:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
2 Corinthians 5:17-18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
2 Corinthians 5:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
1 Corinthians 12:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
1 Corinthians 6:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.
1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?
Romans 15:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
Romans 10:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Romans 8:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.
Romans 8:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Romans 6:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
Romans 5:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
Romans 5:1-11 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. ...
Romans 3:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
Romans 3:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
Romans 1:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Romans 1:1-32 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, ...
Acts 17:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
Acts 16:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Acts 10:36 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all),
Acts 5:32 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
Acts 4:11-12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

A Jonah mindset Pt2

Friday Jan 19, 2024

Friday Jan 19, 2024

Hear What God Says
 
Romans 12:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 3 helpful votes
 
The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. ...
Jude 1:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.
1 John 4:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 3:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
2 Peter 2:1-22 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; ...
Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,
Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
2 Timothy 2:1-26 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. ...
1 Timothy 3:1-16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? ...
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
Ephesians 4:1-32 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, ...
Galatians 5:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Galatians 3:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith—
Romans 10:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Romans 6:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 3:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Acts 2:38 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
John 16:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
John 14:1-31 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...
John 6:63 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Mark 12:29-31 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Matthew 16:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
Isaiah 53:1-12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. ...
Psalm 139:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Leviticus 18:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
Genesis 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
 
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

A Jonah mindset Pt 1

Friday Jan 19, 2024

Friday Jan 19, 2024

Obey That God Says
 
1 Samuel 15:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes
 
And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.
Acts 5:29 ESV / 5 helpful votes
 
But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
John 14:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes
 
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
Deuteronomy 28:1-2 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 11:27-28 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
The blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way that I am commanding you today, to go after other gods that you have not known.
James 1:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
1 John 5:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
Matthew 7:24-27 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
Luke 11:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
Exodus 19:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine;
Exodus 24:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.”
John 14:23-24 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.
Romans 6:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
Hebrews 5:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,
2 John 1:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes
 
And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.
 

Asking God...

Thursday Nov 30, 2023

Thursday Nov 30, 2023

Asking God
 
Matthew 7:7 ESV / 100 helpful votes
 
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
1 John 5:14-15 ESV / 84 helpful votes
 
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
James 1:5 ESV / 80 helpful votes
 
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
Matthew 21:22 ESV / 67 helpful votes
 
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
John 15:7 ESV / 61 helpful votes
 
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
John 14:13 ESV / 58 helpful votes
 
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Mark 11:24 ESV / 54 helpful votes
 
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
John 14:13-14 ESV / 53 helpful votes
 
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
Matthew 7:7-11 ESV / 51 helpful votes
 
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 49 helpful votes
 
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 48 helpful votes
 
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
1 John 5:14 ESV / 47 helpful votes
 
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
Luke 1:37 ESV / 46 helpful votes
 
For nothing will be impossible with God.”
1 John 1:9 ESV / 43 helpful votes
 
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 42 helpful votes
 
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
James 5:16 ESV / 41 helpful votes
 
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 41 helpful votes
 
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
James 4:2 ESV / 39 helpful votes
 
You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
John 16:23-24 ESV / 39 helpful votes
 
In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 36 helpful votes
 
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 36 helpful votes
 
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
1 John 3:22 ESV / 34 helpful votes
 
And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
John 15:16 ESV / 33 helpful votes
 
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
John 14:14 ESV / 33 helpful votes
 
If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 33 helpful votes
 
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
John 16:24 ESV / 32 helpful votes
 
Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Luke 11:9-13 ESV / 32 helpful votes
 
And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 31 helpful votes
 
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 31 helpful votes
 
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
Psalm 51:6 ESV / 31 helpful votes
 
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
Psalm 37:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes
 
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
John 16:23 ESV / 30 helpful votes
 
In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.
Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 29 helpful votes
 
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...
Luke 11:9 ESV / 29 helpful votes
 
And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Matthew 18:19 ESV / 29 helpful votes
 
Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
James 4:10 ESV / 28 helpful votes
 
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
John 3:16 ESV / 28 helpful votes
 
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Luke 11:9-10 ESV / 28 helpful votes
 
And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 27 helpful votes
 
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Luke 18:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes
 
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
Luke 11:13 ESV / 27 helpful votes
 
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 27 helpful votes
 
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
James 4:3 ESV / 26 helpful votes
 
You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
Proverbs 8:17 ESV / 26 helpful votes
 
I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV / 25 helpful votes
 
Pray without ceasing,
James 1:5-6 ESV / 24 helpful votes
 
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
Zechariah 10:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes
 
Ask rain from the Lord in the season of the spring rain, from the Lord who makes the storm clouds, and he will give them showers of rain, to everyone the vegetation in the field.
Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 24 helpful votes
 
Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
Psalm 119:105 ESV / 24 helpful votes
 
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Psalm 46:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes
 
To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Revelation 1:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
1 John 4:18 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
Colossians 4:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Romans 8:26 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Mark 9:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”
Matthew 19:26 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Jeremiah 32:17 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.
Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Psalm 145:18 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
Psalm 121:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
1 Kings 3:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes
 
At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.”
Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 20 helpful votes
 
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes
 
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
James 1:6-8 ESV / 19 helpful votes
 
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
Isaiah 55:6-7 ESV / 19 helpful votes
 
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
1 Corinthians 13:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
1 Corinthians 2:16 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.
Romans 8:26-27 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
John 14:26 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
John 9:31 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.
Mark 11:23 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
Matthew 7:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
Matthew 5:23-24 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
Daniel 2:21 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;
Isaiah 65:24 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.
Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Proverbs 15:29 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.
Psalm 32:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Psalm 27:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 10:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”
Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
1 Chronicles 4:10 ESV / 18 helpful votes
 
Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.
1 John 5:15 ESV / 17 helpful votes
 
And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
Matthew 6:9-13 ESV / 17 helpful votes
 
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes
 
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 15 helpful votes
 
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes
 
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes
 
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
James 5:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
James 5:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
Philippians 4:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
John 4:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”
Mark 9:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”
Matthew 17:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
Matthew 6:33 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Jeremiah 29:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes
 
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.

Wednesday Nov 15, 2023

Pressure
 
Romans 12:2 ESV / 1,080 helpful votes
 
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 965 helpful votes
 
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
James 1:12 ESV / 739 helpful votes
 
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Psalm 118:5-6 ESV / 694 helpful votes
 
Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
1 Peter 1:6-7 ESV / 561 helpful votes
 
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
James 5:16 ESV / 539 helpful votes
 
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Proverbs 24:10 ESV / 533 helpful votes
 
If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ESV / 507 helpful votes
 
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 503 helpful votes
 
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Romans 8:28 ESV / 467 helpful votes
 
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
John 16:33 ESV / 440 helpful votes
 
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 439 helpful votes
 
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 424 helpful votes
 
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Revelation 1:1 ESV / 402 helpful votes
 
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
Galatians 1:10 ESV / 394 helpful votes
 
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Acts 5:29 ESV / 391 helpful votes
 
But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
Proverbs 4:14-15 ESV / 376 helpful votes
 
Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil. Avoid it; do not go on it; turn away from it and pass on.
Psalm 23:4 ESV / 375 helpful votes
 
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
John 3:16-17 ESV / 362 helpful votes
 
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Proverbs 1:10 ESV / 350 helpful votes
 
My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.
Exodus 23:2 ESV / 340 helpful votes
 
You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice,
Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 334 helpful votes
 
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. ...
Luke 21:34 ESV / 313 helpful votes
 
“But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.
Proverbs 29:25 ESV / 311 helpful votes
 
The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 305 helpful votes
 
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
James 1:2-4 ESV / 285 helpful votes
 
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
1 Corinthians 15:33-34 ESV / 278 helpful votes
 
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.
Psalm 119:143 ESV / 264 helpful votes
 
Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 257 helpful votes
 
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Psalm 94:19 ESV / 255 helpful votes
 
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.
John 3:16 ESV / 251 helpful votes
 
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 243 helpful votes
 
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
Mark 15:15 ESV / 236 helpful votes
 
So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
Philippians 4:8 ESV / 230 helpful votes
 
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Exodus 14:14 ESV / 229 helpful votes
 
The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
John 14:27 ESV / 221 helpful votes
 
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 216 helpful votes
 
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
1 Peter 4:4 ESV / 215 helpful votes
 
With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you;
Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 206 helpful votes
 
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Philippians 4:6 ESV / 205 helpful votes
 
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
James 1:12-15 ESV / 202 helpful votes
 
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
Colossians 3:23 ESV / 200 helpful votes
 
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
Psalm 55:22 ESV / 200 helpful votes
 
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 195 helpful votes
 
Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...
Psalm 118:5 ESV / 195 helpful votes
 
Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.
Matthew 16:26 ESV / 191 helpful votes
 
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?
James 1:3-13 ESV / 189 helpful votes
 
For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; ...
Isaiah 58:10-11 ESV / 187 helpful votes
 
If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
Proverbs 27:12 ESV / 178 helpful votes
 
The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.
Psalm 35:11 ESV / 176 helpful votes
 
Malicious witnesses rise up; they ask me of things that I do not know.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 174 helpful votes
 
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Luke 21:19 ESV / 174 helpful votes
 
By your endurance you will gain your lives.
John 8:34 ESV / 170 helpful votes
 
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.
Isaiah 48:10 ESV / 170 helpful votes
 
Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction.
Isaiah 53:4-7 ESV / 168 helpful votes
 
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.
1 Timothy 5:23 ESV / 167 helpful votes
 
(No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.)
Galatians 2:11-13 ESV / 167 helpful votes
 
But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.
1 Timothy 3:8 ESV / 166 helpful votes
 
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.
Ephesians 5:18 ESV / 166 helpful votes
 
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
1 Corinthians 3:17 ESV / 166 helpful votes
 
If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.
Romans 6:14 ESV / 165 helpful votes
 
For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
Leviticus 17:11 ESV / 165 helpful votes
 
For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life.
Genesis 1:29 ESV / 165 helpful votes
 
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.
2 Corinthians 6:17 ESV / 164 helpful votes
 
Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you,
1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 164 helpful votes
 
Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV / 164 helpful votes
 
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
Deuteronomy 8:2-3 ESV / 164 helpful votes
 
And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 1:8-9 ESV / 163 helpful votes
 
For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.
Habakkuk 1:4 ESV / 163 helpful votes
 
So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted.
Psalm 119:115 ESV / 163 helpful votes
 
Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.
Numbers 16:26 ESV / 163 helpful votes
 
And he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Depart, please, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be swept away with all their sins.”
Job 23:10-12 ESV / 162 helpful votes
 
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold. My foot has held fast to his steps; I have kept his way and have not turned aside. I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.
Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 160 helpful votes
 
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
1 Chronicles 16:19-23 ESV / 160 helpful votes
 
When you were few in number, of little account, and sojourners in it, wandering from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people, he allowed no one to oppress them; he rebuked kings on their account, saying, “Touch not my anointed ones, do my prophets no harm!” Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day.
Genesis 16:5-6 ESV / 160 helpful votes
 
And Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done to me be on you! I gave my servant to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May the Lord judge between you and me!” But Abram said to Sarai, “Behold, your servant is in your power; do to her as you please.” Then Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her.
Acts 4:18-20 ESV / 158 helpful votes
 
So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”
1 Samuel 1:6-7 ESV / 158 helpful votes
 
And her rival used to provoke her grievously to irritate her, because the Lord had closed her womb. So it went on year by year. As often as she went up to the house of the Lord, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat.
Genesis 30:1-3 ESV / 158 helpful votes
 
When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister. She said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I shall die!” Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?” Then she said, “Here is my servant Bilhah; go in to her, so that she may give birth on my behalf, that even I may have children through her.”
Exodus 15:26 ESV / 156 helpful votes
 
Saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”
Proverbs 19:20-21 ESV / 155 helpful votes
 
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV / 148 helpful votes
 
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
2 Corinthians 4:8-12 ESV / 148 helpful votes
 
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.
Psalm 138:7-8 ESV / 146 helpful votes
 
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
Luke 6:35-37 ESV / 145 helpful votes
 
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;
Psalm 119:165 ESV / 145 helpful votes
 
Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.
Matthew 10:38-40 ESV / 144 helpful votes
 
And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.
Revelation 2:10-11 ESV / 143 helpful votes
 
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.’
1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV / 143 helpful votes
 
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
1 Peter 3:9-11 ESV / 143 helpful votes
 
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
2 Timothy 4:6-8 ESV / 143 helpful votes
 
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 ESV / 143 helpful votes
 
So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Romans 12:17-19 ESV / 143 helpful votes
 
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
Romans 11:33 ESV / 143 helpful votes
 
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
Romans 8:5-8 ESV / 143 helpful votes
 
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
John 15:7-9 ESV / 143 helpful votes
 
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.
Luke 23:34 ESV / 143 helpful votes
 
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
Leviticus 11:1-47 ESV / 142 helpful votes
 
And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. ...
1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 108 helpful votes
 
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
2 Corinthians 11:28 ESV / 102 helpful votes
 
And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches.
Matthew 11:28 ESV / 86 helpful votes
 
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
 

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