From everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children. … Showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
From everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him.
This is what the Lord says to you: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” … “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and
Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success!
He was … a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
Let us rejoice in him. … Rejoicing in the presence of the Lord your God.
This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. … People of Zion, you will weep no more. … Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.
Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.
As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.”
They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their ancestors and the statutes he had warned them to keep. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the LORD had ordered them, “Do not do as they do.”