This is what the Lord says: “Seek me and live. … Let us go at once to entreat the LORD and seek the LORD Almighty. … I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful and have grown fat and sleek.Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not seek justice. They do not promote the case of the fatherless; they do not defend the just cause of the poor. Should I not punish them for this?” declares the LORD. “Should I not avenge myself?”
My servants will sing out of the joy of their hearts … Be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.
Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
The Lord is righteous; he does no wrong. Every new day he does not fail.
The Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord.
May your servant rejoice. … We rejoice and delight in you.