For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. … Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. … For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face. … The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. … The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. … For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others have been made eunuchs; and others have renounced marriage because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—from violent people you save me … so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God and that there is no other.
The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. … From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. … The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. … Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. … Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? As for those who come to me and hear my words and put them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 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,
This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that this law of the Lord is to be on your lips. … If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear … faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.