Though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. … We were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. … For the Lord will take delight in you.
Who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.
You must be blameless before the Lord your God. … Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?
Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord comforts his people. … Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. … To comfort all who mourn. … I, even I, am he who comforts you. … As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Can a corrupt throne be allied with you—a throne that brings on misery by its decrees? … For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered. … For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who