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2 Timothy 1:7

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control


Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future"


1 Peter 5:7

Cast all of your anxieties on Him because He cares for you


Isaiah 41:10

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 Corinthians 10:31

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.


Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.


2 Thessalonians 3:16

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.


Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.


Psalm 56:3

When I am afraid, I put my trust in You


Isaiah 35:4

Tell everyone who is discouraged, Be strong and don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue


John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."


1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.


Romans 8:38-39

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


2 Corinthians 12:10

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.


Philippians 4:13

I can do all this through Him who gives me strength


Love

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.


1 John 4:7-9 NIV

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.


John 3:16 NIV

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


Romans 5:8 NIV

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


1 John 3:1 NIV

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.


Romans 13:8 NIV

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.


1 John 3:18 NIV

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.


Psalm 63:3 NIV

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.


Proverbs 10:12 NIV

Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.


Proverbs 17:17 NIV

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.


1 Corinthians 16:14 NIV

Do everything in love.


1 Peter 4:8 NIV

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.


Ephesians 5:25 NIV

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her


Lust

But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27)


When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. (Psalm 56:3)


Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” (Mark 5:36)


He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mark 4:40)


Read 10 Bible verses about faith.


The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? (Psalm 118:6)


When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. (Proverbs 3:24)


“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)


The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)


Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. (Isaiah 12:2)


The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” (Matthew 28:5-7)

Mercy

2 Samuel 24:14


14 David said to Gad, “I am in deep distress. Let us fall into the hands of the LORD, for his mercy is great; but do not let me fall into human hands.”


Psalm 86:5


5 You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.


Psalm 145:9


9 The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.


Luke 6:36


36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.


Ephesians 2:4


4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,


Titus 3:5


5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,


Hebrews 4:16


16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.


1 Peter 1:3


3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Miracles

I am the Lord, the God of all people. Nothing is too difficult for me. (Jeremiah 32:27)


Praise him—he is your God, and you have seen with your own eyes the great and astounding things that he has done for you. (Deuteronomy 10:21)


At the same time God added his witness to theirs by performing all kinds of miracles and wonders and by distributing the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to his will. (Hebrews 2:4)


And now, Lord, take notice of the threats they have made, and allow us, your servants, to speak your message with all boldness. Reach out your hand to heal, and grant that wonders and miracles may be performed through the name of your holy Servant Jesus. (Acts 4:29-30)


Jesus performed this first miracle in Cana in Galilee; there he revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him. (John 2:11)


Read 10 Bible verses about Jesus.


And all who heard were completely amazed. “How well he does everything!” they exclaimed. “He even causes the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak!” (Mark 7:37)


In his disciples’ presence Jesus performed many other miracles which are not written down in this book. But these have been written in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through your faith in him you may have life. (John 20:30-31)


Jesus answered, “What is humanly impossible is possible for God.” (Luke 18:27)


We cannot understand the great things he does, and to his miracles there is no end. (Job 5:9)


To him who by means of his power working in us is able to do so much more than we can ever ask for, or even think of: to God be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all time, forever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)

Obedience

Exodus 19:5


'Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;


Jeremiah 7:23


"But this is what I commanded them, saying, 'Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you.'


Exodus 23:21


"Be on your guard before him and obey his voice; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him.


2 Corinthians 10:5


We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,


Romans 1:5


through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name's sake,


Romans 6:17


But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed,


Romans 10:16-17

However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, "LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?" So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.


Romans 13:1


Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.



Pain

Psalm 46:1-3 

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”


God is our strength — if we seek Him. When fear and stress overtake us, turning to prayer and Bible verses about strength is essential.


Philippians 4:6 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”


If you seek prayer for comfort, you’ll be in good hands. Remember to take any fears or worries to the Lord.


Isaiah 41:10 

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”


In the midst of stress and anxiety, it is essential to remember that God is with you and will not forsake you. This is just one of the comforting Bible verses that drives home this point.


1 Peter 5:7 

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.”


The Bible tells us that God has a purpose for our lives. It’s natural to experience worry and anxiety, but if we know that God holds us in His hands, we are able to get through these times of pain and difficulty.


Luke 12:25-26 

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”


Despite being a natural part of the human experience, worrying doesn’t add anything beneficial to our lives. After all, plenty of Bible verses about strength remind us that there’s so much in life that we simply can’t control.


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Galatians 5:22-23 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”


Remembering the fruit of the spirit can often keep believers focused on how they should be living their lives as followers of Christ. Finding peace, even amid struggles, is essential — and can be done through the Lord.


John 14:27 

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”


Bible verses about strength in hard times remind us that the world cannot give us the peace that only God can provide. Instead of being fearful, believers should turn to the Almighty for help.


Joshua 1:9 

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”


Courage is often lacking in modern society. Yet the Bible calls believers to be “strong and courageous” and not to get discouraged, as God is with them wherever they go.


2 Corinthians 12:9 

“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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”


Every individual experiences weakness at one point or another — or has areas in his or her life that require self-improvement. Sometimes these struggles present challenges, but 2 Corinthians 12:9 is a Bible verse about strength that shows how much Christ’s power can help.


2 Thessalonians 3:16 

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”


If you’re struggling, offer a prayer for comfort and ask God to sustain you. Also, consider doing the same for others who might be facing difficult times.


Matthew 28:20 

“And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”


Jesus promised the disciples that he would be with them “to very end of the age,” thus believers can be content knowing that the Lord is with them always; these comforting Bible verses affirm that reality.


Pardon

1 John 1:9 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.



Philippians 4:6-7

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.


Romans 3:28

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.


John 3:16

“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 11:25  

And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”


Isaiah 55:7

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.


Matthew 7:7 

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.


Matthew 6:14-15 

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.


John 14:27

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.


Matthew 5:1-48

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...


Hebrews 2:17

Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.


Psalm 119:104

Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.


Philippians 3:12

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.


1 Corinthians 14:20

Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.


John 1:1-51

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...


1 Timothy 2:5

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,


Luke 18:35

As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.


1 Kings 21:2

And after this Ahab said to Naboth, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is near my house, and I will give you a better vineyard for it; or, if it seems good to you, I will give you its value in money.”


Hebrews 6:18

So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.


1 Timothy 1:15 ESV

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.


Psalm 45:7

You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;


Psalm 34:18

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.



Patience

Psalm 37:7


"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways when they carry out their wicked schemes."


Exodus 14:14


"The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.


Galatians 6:9


"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."


Proverbs 14:29


"Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly."


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Proverbs 16:32


"Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city."


Habakkuk 2:3


"For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it lingers, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay."



Philippians 4:6–7


"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."


Romans 5:2–4


"Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope."


Romans 8:25


"But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently."


Romans 12:12


"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."

Peace

The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.- Zephaniah 3:17 


Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. - Matthew 6:34  


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 14:27 


Psalm 55:22  Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved


2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our  inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary  affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all  comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things  that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the  things that are unseen are eternal.


Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.


Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.


Isaiah 26: 3-4 Those  of steadfast mind you keep in peace—because they trust in you. Trust in  the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.


1 Chronicles 16:11  Seek the LORD and his strength;  seek his presence continually!


Psalm 32:7-8 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.


1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.


Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.

Perseverance

Psalm 29:11 

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.


Psalm 32:7 

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.


Psalm 85:8 

I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants- but let them not turn to folly.


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Psalm 119:165 

Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.


Isaiah 55:12 

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.


Matthew 11:28-30 

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."


John 14:27 

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.


John 16:33 

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."


1 Corinthians 14:33 

For God is not a God of disorder but of peace-as in all the congregations of the Lord's people.


2 Thessalonians 3:16 

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.


Romans 15:13 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.


Philippians 4:6-7 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Romans 8:6 

The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.


Colossians 3:15 

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Persecution

But to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. - 1 Peter 4:13-14


Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: 

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:10   


Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

2 Corinthians 12:10   

 

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

John 15:18  

 

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 8:35   


Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

2 Timothy 3:12  

 

Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

Luke 6:22    


But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.

Matthew 5:44 

  

Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

Romans 12:14  


And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

Mark 10:29-30    


My times are in thy hand: 

deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, 

and from them that persecute me.

Psalm 31:15   


Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Matthew 5:11    


Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

1 Peter 5:8   



Praise

We proclaim how great you are

and tell of the wonderful things you have done. (Psalm 75:1)


Praise the Lord, all people on earth,

praise his glory and might. (1 Chronicles 16:28)


God is wise and powerful! Praise him forever and ever. (Daniel 2:20)


Sing to the LORD! Praise the LORD! He rescues the oppressed from the power of evil people. (Jeremiah 20:13)


Let us praise God for his glorious grace, for the free gift he gave us in his dear Son! (Ephesians 1:6)


Praise him—he is your God, and you have seen with your own eyes the great and astounding things that he has done for you. (Deuteronomy 10:21)


Praise the LORD who has given his people peace, as he promised he would. (1 Kings 8:56)


The LORD is my strong defender; he is the one who has saved me. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will sing about his greatness. (Exodus 15:2)


I will tell of the LORD’s unfailing love; I praise him for all he has done for us. He has richly blessed the people of Israel because of his mercy and constant love. (Isaiah 63:7)


Those who preach must preach God’s messages; those who serve must serve with the strength that God gives them, so that in all things praise may be given to God through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and power forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:11)

Prayer

Luke 18:13-14: “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.' I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”


Psalm 66:18: “If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.”


Psalm 34:15: “The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry.”


Daniel 9:18: “We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.”


Psalm 5:3: “In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.”


1 John 5:14: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” 


James 4:3: “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”


Matthew 26:42: “He (Jesus) went away a second time and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.’"


Mark 9:24: “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”


James 5:16: “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”

Pride

When pride comes, then comes disgrace,

but with humility comes wisdom.

Proverbs 11:2  


To fear the Lord is to hate evil;

I hate pride and arrogance,

evil behavior and perverse speech.

Proverbs 8:13  


Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Romans 12:16  

 

Pride brings a person low,

but the lowly in spirit gain honor.

Proverbs 29:23 


But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

1 Samuel 16:7 

 

But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

2 Corinthians 10:17-18 


Before a downfall the heart is haughty,

but humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 18:12 


He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”

Mark 7:20-23   



Purity

 

Matthew 5:8 - Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.


Psalms 119:9 - BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed [thereto] according to thy word.


1 Timothy 4:12 - Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.


1 Corinthians 6:18 - Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.


1 John 1:9 - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 - For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:   (Read More...)


Hebrews 13:4 - Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.


Psalms 51:10 - Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.


Ephesians 5:5 - For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.


Romans 13:14 - But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to [fulfil] the lusts [thereof].


Galatians 5:19-21 - Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,   (Read More...)


1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 - For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:   (Read More...)


Colossians 3:5 - Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:


Hebrews 13:18 - Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.


Titus 2:12 - Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Reconciliation

Leviticus 8:15

And he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of the altar, and sanctified it, to make reconciliation upon it.


2 Chronicles 29:24

And the priests killed them, and they made reconciliation with their blood upon the altar, to make an atonement for all Israel: for the king commanded that the burnt offering and the sin offering should be made for all Israel.


Ezekiel 45:15

And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of Israel; for a meat offering, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to make reconciliation for them, saith the Lord GOD.


Ezekiel 45:17

And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.


Daniel 9:24

Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.


2 Corinthians 5:18

And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;


2 Corinthians 5:19

To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.


Hebrews 2:17

Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.he people..

Redemption

Leviticus 25:24

And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a redemption for the land.


Leviticus 25:51

If there be yet many years behind, according unto them he shall give again the price of his redemption out of the money that he was bought for.


Leviticus 25:52

And if there remain but few years unto the year of jubile, then he shall count with him, and according unto his years shall he give him again the price of his redemption.


Numbers 3:49

And Moses took the redemption money of them that were over and above them that were redeemed by the Levites:


Psalms 49:8

(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)


Psalms 111:9

He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.


Psalms 130:7

Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.


Jeremiah 32:7

Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto thee, saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is thine to buy it.


Jeremiah 32:8

So Hanameel mine uncle's son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.


Luke 2:38

And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.


Luke 21:28

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.


Repentance

Hosea 13:14

I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.


Matthew 3:8

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:


Matthew 3:11

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:


Matthew 9:13

But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.


Mark 1:4

John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.


Mark 2:17

When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.


Luke 3:3

And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;


Luke 3:8

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.


Luke 5:32

I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.


Luke 15:7

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.


Luke 24:47

And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.


Acts 5:31

Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.


Acts 11:18

When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.


Acts 13:24

When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.


Acts 19:4

Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.


Acts 20:21

Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.


Acts 26:20

But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.


Romans 2:4

Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?


Romans 11:29

For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.


2 Corinthians 7:9

Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.


2 Corinthians 7:10

For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.


2 Timothy 2:25

In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;


Hebrews 6:1

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,


Hebrews 6:6

If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.


Hebrews 12:17

For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.



Respect


Genesis 4:4

And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:


Genesis 4:5

But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.


Exodus 2:25

And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.


Leviticus 19:15

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.


Leviticus 26:9

For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.


Numbers 16:15

And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.


Deuteronomy 1:17

Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.


Deuteronomy 16:19

Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.


2 Samuel 14:14

For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.


1 Kings 8:28

Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:


2 Kings 13:23

And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.


2 Chronicles 6:19

Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee:


2 Chronicles 19:7

Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.


Job 37:24

Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.


Psalms 40:4

Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.


Psalms 74:20

Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.


Psalms 119:6

Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.


Psalms 119:15

I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.


Psalms 119:117

Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.


Psalms 138:6

Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.


Proverbs 24:23

These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.


Proverbs 28:21

To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.


Isaiah 17:7

At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.


Isaiah 17:8

And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.


Isaiah 22:11

Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.


Lamentations 4:16

The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favoured not the elders.


Restoration

Amos 9:14

And I will bring my people Israel back from exile. “They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit.

 

Exodus 21:34

34 the one who opened the pit must pay the owner for the loss and take the dead animal in exchange.


Galatians 6:1

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.


Hosea 6:1

“Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.


Isaiah 61:7

Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.

 

Jeremiah 17:14

Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.


Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


Jeremiah 30:17

But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.’


Job 42:10

After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.


1 John 5:4

For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

 

1 Peter 5:10

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.


John 14:1

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.


Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.


Matthew 6:33

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.


Psalm 51:12

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

 

Zechariah 9:12

Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.


Psalm 71:20-21

Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. 21 You will increase my honor and comfort me once more.


Joel 2:25-26

“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm — my great army that I sent among you. 26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed.


2 Corinthians 13:9-11

We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored. 10 This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority—the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down. 11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.


Acts 3:19-21

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, 20 and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. 21 Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.

 

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Sacrifice

Hebrews 13:16 - But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.


Romans 12:1-2 - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.   


Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.


John 15:12-14 - This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.   


Hosea 6:6 - For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.


Genesis 22:2 - And he said, Take now thy son, thine only [son] Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.


John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


Proverbs 21:3 - To do justice and judgment [is] more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.


Philippians 2:4 - Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.


Romans 12:1 - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.


1 Peter 2:4-10 - To whom coming, [as unto] a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, [and] precious,   


Psalms 40:6 - Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.


2 Peter 3:9 - The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.


Leviticus 17:11 - For the life of the flesh [is] in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it [is] the blood [that] maketh an atonement for the soul.


Psalms 51:16-17 - For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give [it]: thou delightest not in burnt offering.   


1 Samuel 15:22 - And Samuel said, Hath 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 hearken than the fat of rams.


Hebrews 13:15 - By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.

Salvation

His master said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.


Matthew 25:21


Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.


John 3:5


Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.


Mark 1:14-15


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.


I believe the promises of God enough to venture an eternity on them


Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.


Mark 16:16


No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.


John 6:44



But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.


Hebrews 10:39


Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


John 14:6

I am the way and the truth and the life



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 7:21


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 4:12


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 10:9


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.


Titus 3:5


Self-Control

Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

— 2 Peter 1:5-8


The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.

— Galatians 5:22-23


Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.

— 1 Peter 1:13


Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.

— 2 Peter 1:5-7


And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

— Ephesians 4:30-31


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

— Galatians 5:22-23


The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

— 1 Corinthians 7:4-5


"Nothing outside a man can make him 'unclean' by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him 'unclean.'"

— Mark 7:15


You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires...

— Ephesians 4:22


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

— Galatians 5:22-23


A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.

— Proverbs 14:29


For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age...

— Titus 2:11-12


So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.

— 1 Thessalonians 5:6

Selfishness

The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.- Zephaniah 3:17 


Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. - Matthew 6:34  


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 14:27 


Psalm 55:22  Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our  inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary  affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all  comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things  that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the  things that are unseen are eternal.

Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Isaiah 26: 3-4 Those  of steadfast mind you keep in peace—because they trust in you. Trust in  the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.

1 Chronicles 16:11  Seek the LORD and his strength;  seek his presence continually!

Psalm 32:7-8 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.

Sexual Sin

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 - Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.   


1 Corinthians 6:18 - Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.


Matthew 5:28 - But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.


Hebrews 13:4 - Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.


James 5:16 - Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.


Proverbs 6:32 - [But] whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he [that] doeth it destroyeth his own soul.


Leviticus 18:22 - Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.


1 Thessalonians 4:2-8 - For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.   


1 Corinthians 7:2 - Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.


1 Corinthians 6:9-11 - Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,   


1 Corinthians 10:13 - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].


Galatians 5:1 - Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.


Galatians 5:19 - Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,


1 Thessalonians 4:3 - For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

Sickness

Exodus 23:25

And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.


Leviticus 20:18

And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.


Deuteronomy 7:15

And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.


Deuteronomy 28:59

Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.


Deuteronomy 28:61

Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.


Deuteronomy 29:22

So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it;


1 Kings 8:37

If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;


1 Kings 17:17

And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him.


2 Kings 13:14

Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.


2 Chronicles 6:28

If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness there be:





Sins

See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.

- Hebrews 3:12  


Romans 3:23

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

 

Genesis 4:4-7

4 And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. 6 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”


Galatians 5:19-21

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.


Psalm 119:25-29

25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word. 26 I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees. 27 Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds. 28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. 29 Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me and teach me your law.


 

Colossians 3:5-6

5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.


Matthew 23:23-24

23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.


Matthew 25:45-49

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ 46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”


James 4:17-21

17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.

 

Psalm 19:13-17

13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. 14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.


Isaiah 64:6

6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.

Proverbs 28:13

13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

 

1 John 1:7-9

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Sleep

So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.


–Matthew 6:34


In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.


–Psalm 4:8


When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.


–Proverbs 3:24


I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me.


–Psalm 3:5


I lift up my eyes to the mountains—

    where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord,

    the Maker of heaven and earth.


He will not let your foot slip—

    he who watches over you will not slumber;

indeed, he who watches over Israel

    will neither slumber nor sleep.


-Psalm 121:1-4


Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 


–Matthew 11:28-29


It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.



-Psalm 127:2

Sorrow

me 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.


Matthew 11:28-30

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest


Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes 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.


Isaiah 53:4-6


Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.


Joshua 1:9


But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.


1 Thessalonians 4:13


Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body also. For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away.


Psalm 31:9-10


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 14:27


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.


Psalm 23:4

7

Blessed are those who for they shall be comforted.


Matthew 5:4

Job 5:11


My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.


Psalm 73:26


Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.


1 Peter 5:7


He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.


Psalm 147:3


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.


2 Corinthians 1:3-4


He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.


Revelation 21:4


The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.


Psalm 34:18

Strength


ppians 4:13

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

 

Isaiah 40:29

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.


Psalm 119:28

My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.


Ephesians 6:10

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.


Isaiah 40:31

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

 

Mark 12:30

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’


2 Corinthians 12:9-10

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.


Nehemiah 8:10


Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

 

Psalm 22:19

But you, LORD, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.

 

Psalm 28:7-8


The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. 8 The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.


Psalm 118:14

The LORD is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation.


Isaiah 12:2

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation.”


Isaiah 33:2

LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.


Isaiah 40:29-31

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

 

Habakkuk 3:19

The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.


Ephesians 3:16

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

Stress


James 1:2-4

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

 

Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.


John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.


Romans 16:20

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.


Proverbs 16:3

3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

 

1 Corinthians 3:11

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.


Luke 21:19

Stand firm, and you will win life.


Psalm 118:5-6

When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place. 6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?


Psalm 94:19

When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.


Romans 8:6

The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.

 


Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”


Psalm 37:5

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:


Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Luke 21:34

“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.


Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

 

Luke 6:48

They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.


Revelation 14:13

Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”


2 Corinthians 4:7-9

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.


Psalm 119:143

Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.


Psalm 55:22

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

 

Isaiah 40:31

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.


1 Corinthians 16:13

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.


Psalm 16:8

I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Struggling

Psalm 23:1-6 (KJV)  “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”


1 John 4:4  “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”


Joshua 1:9  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”


2 Corinthians 12:9-10  “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”


Romans 5:3-5  “ Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”


Romans 8:18  “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”


Psalm 27:1 – 3  “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?  When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.  Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.”


2 Corinthians 4:16-18  “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”


Psalm 9:9-10  “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.  Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”


Jeremiah 17:7-8  “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.  They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”


Isaiah 41:10  “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”


Philippians 4:19  “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”


1 Corinthians 10:13  “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”



2 Corinthians 4:8-9  “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”


Isaiah 54:17  “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.  This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.”


Psalm 34:17-18  “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.  The Lord is close to the brokenhearted  and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”


Philippians 4:12-13  “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”


James 1:2-4  “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”


Suffering

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.


2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Affliction brings out graces that cannot be seen in a time of health



Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.


Isaiah 54:3


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.


2 Corinthians 12:7


Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church.


Colossians 1:24


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 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose


Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.


John 20:29


He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you.


Psalm 119:67


Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers.


2 Corinthians 11:24-26


Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.


Psalm 34:19

"Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings."


For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil. 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 3:17-18


And be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith, that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.


Philippian 3:9-10


But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled.


1 Peter 3:15


Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.


Romans 5:3-4


For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.


Romans 8:18

Suicide

2 Samuel 17:23

23 When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He put his house in order and then hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.

 

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.


Isaiah 55:11

11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


John 10:10

1The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

 

1 John 4:4

4You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.


Mark 16:16

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.


Psalm 55:22

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.


Romans 8:1-2

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.


Romans 8:38-39

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

 

Matthew 27:3-4

When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. 4 “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.” “What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”


Psalm 34:18-19

18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 19 The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;


1 Samuel 31:3-5

The fighting grew fierce around Saul, and when the archers overtook him, they wounded him critically. 4 Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me.” But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it. 5 When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him.


Judges 16:25-30

While they were in high spirits, they shouted, “Bring out Samson to entertain us.” So they called Samson out of the prison, and he performed for them. When they stood him among the pillars, 26 Samson said to the servant who held his hand, “Put me where I can feel the pillars that support the temple, so that I may lean against them.” 27 Now the temple was crowded with men and women; all the rulers of the Philistines were there, and on the roof were about three thousand men and women watching Samson perform. 28 Then Samson prayed to the LORD, “Sovereign LORD, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” 29 Then Samson reached toward the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other, 30 Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.

Temptation

Keep us from being tempted

and protect us from evil.

(Matthew 6:13)


Let us, then, hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we have a great High Priest who has gone into the very presence of God—Jesus, the Son of God. Our High Priest is not one who cannot feel sympathy for our weaknesses. On the contrary, we have a High Priest who was tempted in every way that we are, but did not sin. (Hebrews 4:14-15)


Keep watch and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. (Matthew 26:41)


The woman stared at the fruit. It looked beautiful and tasty. She wanted the wisdom that it would give her, and she ate some of the fruit. Her husband was there with her, so she gave some to him, and he ate it too. (Genesis 3:6)


But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and are caught in the trap of many foolish and harmful desires, which pull them down to ruin and destruction. (1 Timothy 6:9)


Happy are those who remain faithful under trials, because when they succeed in passing such a test, they will receive as their reward the life which God has promised to those who love him. If we are tempted by such trials, we must not say, “This temptation comes from God.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one. But we are tempted when we are drawn away and trapped by our own evil desires. Then our evil desires conceive and give birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. (James 1:12-15)


You are tempted in the same way that everyone else is tempted. But God can be trusted not to let you be tempted too much, and he will show you how to escape from your temptations. (1 Corinthians 10:13)


When he arrived at the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” (Luke 22:40)


So then, submit yourselves to God. Resist the Devil, and he will run away from you. (James 4:7)


If you are guided by the Spirit, you won’t obey your selfish desires. (Galatians 5:16)

Thankfulness


1 Chronicles 16:34

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”


1 Chronicles 16:35

“Cry out, ‘Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.'”


Ezra 3:11

“With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.” And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.”


Psalm 7:17

“I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.”


Psalm 69:30

“I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.”


Psalm 95:2

“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.”


Psalm 100:4

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”


Jeremiah 30:19

“From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained.”


1 Corinthians 1:4

“I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.”


1 Corinthians 10:16

“Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?”


2 Corinthians 4:15

“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.”


2 Corinthians 9:11

“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”


Ephesians 5:4

“Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.”


Philippians 4:6

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”


1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Trouble


I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

— Psalm 59:16


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all of our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

— 2 Corinthians 1:3-4


God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

— Psalm 46:1


[Jesus said,] "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

— John 16:33


Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my cry for mercy. In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me.

— Psalm 86:6-7


I call to God, and the LORD saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.

— Psalm 55:16-17


You, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.

— Psalm 10:14


Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

— James 1:12


In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

— Romans 8:37


Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

— Philippians 4:6-7


This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.

— Psalm 34:6


The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

— Psalm 34:17


The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

— Psalm 34:18


A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.

— Psalm 34:19-20


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

— 2 Corinthians 1:3-4


Trust

Psalm 9:10 

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.


Psalm 13:5 

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.


Psalm 20:7 

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.


Psalm 25:1-3 

This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. 2 I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. 3 No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.


Psalm 31:14 

But I trust in you, Lord; I say, "You are my God."


Psalm 28:7 

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.


Psalm 56:4 

In God, whose word I praise- in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?


Psalm 62:8 

Trust in him ad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.


Proverbs 3:5-6 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.Or "will direct your paths"


Proverbs 28:25 

The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.


Luke 16:10-12 

"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12 And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?


John 14:1 

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in GodOr "Believe in God"; believe also in me.


Romans 9:33 

As it is written: "See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame."Isaiah 8:14; 28:16


Romans 15:13 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.


Revelation 21:5 

He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."

Waiting

Psalms 27:13-14   I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!


Psalms 37:34  Wait for the LORD and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.


Proverbs 3:5-6  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.


Isaiah 30:18   Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.


Isaiah 40:31   but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.


Lamentations 3:25   The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.


Micah 7:7   But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.


Acts 1:4   And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father


Psalms 37:7   Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!


Romans 12:12  Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.


1 Corinthians 13:4   Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant


Ephesians 4:2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,


Colossians 1:11  May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for  all endurance and patience  with joy,


James 5:7-8   Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.  You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Weakness

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:10  


My flesh and my heart may fail,

but God is the strength of my heart

and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:26  


He gives strength to the weary

and increases the power of the weak.

Isaiah 40:29  


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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9  


Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28  


Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7  


In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

Romans 8:26  


I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13  


For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

2 Timothy 1:7 

 

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Matthew 26:41  


A cheerful heart is good medicine,

but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22  


Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,

for the rights of all who are destitute.

Proverbs 31:8 


For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.

Hebrews 4:15  

Wisdom

To have knowledge, you must first have reverence for the Lord. (Proverbs 1:7)


But if any of you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all. (James 1:5)


It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6)


So be careful how you live. Don’t live like ignorant people, but like wise people. Make good use of every opportunity you have, because these are evil days. Don’t be fools, then, but try to find out what the Lord wants you to do. (Ephesians 5:15-17)


Are there any of you who are wise and understanding? You are to prove it by your good life, by your good deeds performed with humility and wisdom. (James 3:13)


“So then, anyone who hears these words of mine and obeys them is like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain poured down, the rivers flooded over, and the wind blew hard against that house. But it did not fall, because it was built on rock. “But anyone who hears these words of mine and does not obey them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain poured down, the rivers flooded over, the wind blew hard against that house, and it fell. And what a terrible fall that was!” (Matthew 7:24-27)


and ask the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, to give you the Spirit, who will make you wise and reveal God to you, so that you will know him. (Ephesians 1:17)


I praise you and honor you, God of my ancestors.

You have given me wisdom and strength;

you have answered my prayer

and shown us what to tell the king.

(Daniel 2:23)


The words of good people are wise,

and they are always fair.

They keep the law of their God in their hearts

and never depart from it.

(Psalm 37:30)


But God has brought you into union with Christ Jesus, and God has made Christ to be our wisdom. By him we are put right with God; we become God’s holy people and are set free. (1 Corinthians 1:30)

Grief

Revelation 21:4

4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

 

Psalm 34:18

18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.


Psalm 147:3

3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.


Matthew 5:1-3

1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them. He said: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Psalm 73:26

26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

 

John 14:1

1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.


Isaiah 53:4-6

4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.


Joshua 1:9

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”


Romans 8:28

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.


Matthew 5:4

4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Protection

Bible Verses About Protection

Exodus 14:13-14


“And Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.’”

Read more about this verse.


Deuteronomy 20:4


“For the LORD your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.”


1 Samuel 4:6


“Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, ‘Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the LORD will work for us. For nothing restrains the LORD from saving by many or by few.’”

Read more about this verse.


2 Samuel 22:3-4


“The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my Savior, You save me from violence. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.”


Psalm 17:7-8


“Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You from those who rise up against them. Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings.”


Psalm 34:6


“This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.”


Psalm 34:17-18


“The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.”


Psalm 34:19


“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.”

Read more about this verse.


Psalm 57:3


“He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.”


Psalm 72:4


“He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor.”


Psalm 91:7


“A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.”


Psalm 138:7


“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.”


Psalm 145:19


“He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.”

Read more about this verse.


Proverbs 18:10


“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”


Proverbs 20:22


“Do not say, ‘I will recompense evil’; wait for the LORD, and He will save you.”


Proverbs 29:25

Worship

Call to True Worship

Psalms 8:1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.


Psalms 29:2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.


Psalms 95:6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!


Psalms 99:5 Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!


John 4:21-24 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”


Reasons for Worship

Deuteronomy 12:5-7 But you shall seek the place that the LORD your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there. There you shall go, and there you shall bring your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution that you present, your vow offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock. And there you shall eat before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your households, in all that you undertake, in which the LORD your God has blessed you.


Philippians 2:9-11 Therefore God has highly exalted him [Jesus] and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you…


Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation,


Revelation 4:11 “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.”


Examples of Worship

Exodus 33:9-10 Then Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent, and the LORD would speak with Moses. And when all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would rise up and worship, each at his tent door.


Psalms 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!


Romans 12:1-2  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.


Bible Verses About Worship

I have been crucified with Christ

Galatians 2:20 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.


Hebrews 5:7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.


Worship in Song

Exodus 15:20-21 Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing. And Miriam sang to them:  “Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously;the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”




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