This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.
We declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.
The Lord … makes his covenant known to (those who fear him). … For the Lord takes the upright into his confidence.
Oh, how I wish that God would speak, that he would open his lips against you and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom. … A word was secretly brought to me, my ears caught a whisper of it. … His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. … I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord,
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.
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy. … Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down. … As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? … I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you. … My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and
Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. … And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name. … Those who accepted his message were baptized. … When they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news
John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”