The joy of the Lord is your strength

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace … Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always … The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. Continue reading

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He holds success in store for the upright

Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the Lord gave Moses … As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success … Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success! Continue reading

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

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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Continue reading

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Will you keep to the old path that the wicked have trod?

There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death … The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. … A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way? … Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path. Continue reading

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God has called you

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for you to gain the whole world, yet forfeit your soul? Or what can you give in exchange for your soul? Continue reading

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Our eyes are on you

Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness. Continue reading

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They will be called “children of the living God”

The Spirit of the LORD will come on you in power … and you will be changed into a different person. Continue reading

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Let your gentleness be evident to all

The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Continue reading

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Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees

You hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. Continue reading

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The truth will set you free

(Jesus) went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him.Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Continue reading

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