“In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—the whole nation of you—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. I will prevent
He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. … Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. … Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and
I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body
For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. … I know that the Lord is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. … I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him. … May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in obedience to him and keep the commands, decrees and laws he gave our ancestors.
In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.
Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. … The LORD … filled them with joy. … Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength. … And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away. Serve the LORD with fear