The Instructive, Commanding, Comforting and Encouraging Word of God!!!
By Steven J. Hogan
This is not so much an article to read as it pages to print, and a resource to use. A long time ago, back in the early 70’s, God taught me the importance of feeding my soul with His Word. I have to admit, I am so thankful that He got me into the habit of daily reading His Word, of thinking about it, praying over it, doing it, and it then becoming a part of my life. There’s no doubt that one of the main reasons I am going on for Christ is because of God’s Word. I love God and I love His Word. I couldn’t make it in life as a Christian without it. Through it, God teaches me, leads me, comforts me, motivates me, instructs me, warns me and protects me. By God’s grace, I have learned to believe His truths, obey His commands, heed His warnings, and hold on to His promises. Every morning I’ve learned to get up, and first get into God’s word, and have my most important meal of the day.
What follows is a long list of verses. These are most of my favorite verses, and ones I’ve read and thought of time and time again for the past 45 years. I first wrote this list for myself, so that I could more easily remember the word God had given me. But then I made it available to my friends, and then to my church. Then this past week, I thought it would be good to make it available to you. (You will notice that I like the Psalms).
When you start reading it, you’ll see that it is a randomized list of verses. I did this on purpose. There have been times in my life when I’d read a section of these verses every day, and I’d go through the entire list, and then I’d start all over again. There have been times when I was spiritually lethargic or discouraged, and then I’d start to read through some of the verses. And invariably, I wouldn’t get very far in the list before God would quickly pick me up and get me back on my feet. By His Word, He’d spiritually refresh and energize me. I can’t tell you how many times God has used these verses to help me get up and keep on going for Him. And if God can use this list to be a help for your own life, and for the lives of others, then I say “Amen.”
My prayer is that God’s word becomes a part of your soul. “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being” (Psalm 51:6). You need God’s word – you have to have it. You can’t make it, you can’t survive without it. God’s Word needs to become a part of your life. You need to learn to go to certain books, certain chapters, and certain verses in the Bible, trusting God to use His word to build you, to instruct you, to lead you, and to protect you. And sometimes you will go back to the same verse or same passage. And that’s fine, that’s good, if that’s what you need to do.
One more thing – I believe you all know that we’re in the end times, and that it won’t be long before the return of Christ. And I hope you realize that there’ll be some rough days ahead before Christ’s coming and the rapture of the church. Paul said it simply, “Through many tribulations, we must enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22). But then we’ll come to “great tribulation” days, and the road will be even rougher, and life will be even harder. Now’s the time to get God’s word in your life, and for His word to become a part of your life. Now’s the time, in the calm before the storm, to learn the key truths, commands, promises and warnings found in God’s word. Don’t wait, please don’t wait. Finally, remember the Lord’s instruction to Joshua, “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.” Joshua 1:8
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Psalm 145:1 – I will exalt You, my God the King; I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Psalm 23:1-3, 6 – The Lord is my shepherd, and I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters, He restores my soul… Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Mark 12:30-31 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength… Love your neighbor as yourself.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Psalm 27:7 – One thing I have asked of the Lord, that I shall seek, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to meditate in His temple.
Matthew 6:33-34 – Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow.
Lamentations 3:20-23 – My soul is downcast within me; yet this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope. Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Thy faithfulness.
Psalm 18:1-2 – I love You O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 18:28, 30 – You keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light… as for God, His way is perfect; His Word is flawless; He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.
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1 Corinthians 1:8-9 – He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who called you into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.
John 5:24 – He who hears My words, and believes in Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
Psalm 119:105 – Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Psalm 26:3 – Your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in Your truth.
Psalm 86:12-13 – I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify Your name forever. Great is Your love towards me; You have delivered my soul from the depths of the grave.
Psalm 100:4 – Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good, and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 28:2, 6-7 – Hear my cry for mercy as I call to You for help… Praise be to the Lord, for He has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy, and I will give thanks to Him in song!
Nahum 1:7 – The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.
Ephesians 3:20-21 – Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
2 Corinthians 3:18 – We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
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Exodus 15:11 – Who among the gods is like You, O Lord? Who is like You – majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?!?!
Isaiah 6:3 – Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory!!!
Deuteronomy 10:13 – What does the Lord ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul, and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good.
Matthew 28:19-20 – Go therefore and makes disciples of all the nations… teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you, and surely I am with you always, even to the end of this age.
1 Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your work in the Lord is not in vain.
Hebrews 11:6 – Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists, and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
Psalm 71:19-21 – Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, You who have done great things. Who, O God, is like You? Though You have made me see troubles many and bitter, You will restore my life once again… You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.
Romans 8:28-29 – We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who have been called according to His purpose. For those whom God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son.
Psalm 31:19 – How great is Your goodness which You have stored up for those who fear You.
Psalm 55:22-23 – Cast your burden upon on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
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Psalm 57:10-11 – For great is Your love, reaching to the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; may Your glory be over all the earth.
Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself up for me.
Lamentations 3:31-32 – For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great is His unfailing love.
Psalm 126:3-5 – Restore our fortunes O Lord… Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy… The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.
Micah 6:8 – He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
John 15:7-9 – If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, and prove to be My disciples. As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you.
Proverbs 16:9 – Man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps.
Job 23:10-12 – God knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed His steps. I have kept His way without turning aside… I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
Psalm 31:7, 9, 14 – I will be glad and rejoice in Your love, for You saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul… Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief… I trust in You, O Lord and say, “You are my God.”
Psalm 73:23-26 – Yet I am always with You. You hold me by my right hand. You guide me with Your counsel. Afterwards, You will take me into glory… My heart and my flesh may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
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Psalm 118:24 – This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Proverbs 2:6-7 – For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, He is a shield to those whose way is blameless, for He guards the course of the just and protects the way of His faithful ones.
Hebrews 7:25-26 – Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest meets our need – one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.
1 John 1:7 – But if we walk in the light, as God is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.
Psalm 143:8-10 – Let the morning bring me word of Your love, for I have put my trust in You. Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; may Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
Psalm 46:10 – Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.
2 Corinthians 4:7-10 – We have this treasure in earthen vessels so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way but not crushed; perplexed but not despairing; persecuted but not forsaken; struck down but not destroyed, always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so the life of Jesus may be revealed in our body.
Psalm 62:5, 8 – Find rest, O my soul, in God alone. My hope comes from Him… Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.
Deuteronomy 33:12 – Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, for He shields Him all day long; and the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders.
Psalm 34:4-6 – I sought the Lord and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. This poor man called and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
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Psalm 40:11-12 – May Your love and truth always protect me. For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see… and my heart fails with me.
1 Samuel 12:23-24 – As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right. But be sure to fear the Lord, and serve Him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things He has done for you.
Proverbs 21:5 – The plans of the diligent lead to an advantage, as surely as haste leads to poverty.
Romans 8:1 – Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 90:14 – Satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as You have afflicted us.
Psalm 103:1-5 – Praise the Lord, O my soul; praise His holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, and crowns you with love and compassion.
Psalm 80:7, 18 – Restore us, O God Almighty; make Your face shine upon us, that we may be saved… Return to us, O God Almighty… Revive us, and we will call on Your name.
2 Thessalonians 3:5 – May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.
James 1:2-4 – Consider it all joy my brothers when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Psalm 147:3-5 – He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars, and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power.
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Proverbs 4:4-5 – Let your heart hold fast My words; keep My commandments and live. Get wisdom, get understanding. Do not forget or turn away from the words of my mouth.
Ezra 7:10 – Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the Lord, and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.
Romans 11:33 – Oh, the depths of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His paths are beyond tracing out.
Psalm 84:1-2 – How lovely is Your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so we will be able to comfort those who are in any trial with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Romans 7:20, 21, 24 – Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: when I want to do good, evil is right there with me… What a wretched man that I am. Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Psalm 119:75-77 – I know O Lord that you are righteous, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me. May Your unfailing love be my comfort, according to Your promise to Your servant. Let Your compassion come to me that I may live, for Your law is my delight.
Deuteronomy 13:3-4 – The Lord your God is testing you to find out if you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall follow the Lord your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him and cling to Him.
Nehemiah 4:14 – Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.
Matthew 11:28-29 – Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
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Psalm 91:14-16 – Because he loves Me, I will rescue him. I will protect him for he acknowledges My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation.
Joshua 5:13-14 – Joshua lifted up his eyes and looked and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said, ‘Are you for us or for our adversaries?’ And he said, ‘No, rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the Lord.’
John 14:27 – My peace I give to you… Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid.
Daniel 3:17-18 – We do not need to defend ourselves. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and He will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if He does not, we want you to know O king that we will not serve your gods.
2 Corinthians 1:8-9 – We were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead.
Psalm 36:7-8 – How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house.
Daniel 4:35 – God does as He pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back His hand or say to Him: “What have you done?”
Matthew 6:9-11 – Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
Isaiah 26:3-4 – You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord is the Rock eternal.
Mark 13:27 – Then He will send forth His angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven.
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Esther 4:14 – Who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?
Job 22:21-22 – Yield now and be at peace with God; thereby good will come to you. Please receive instruction from His mouth and establish His words in your heart.
Philippians 1:21-23 – To live is Christ, and to die is gain… Yet what shall I choose? I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ which is better by far.
Psalm 77:13-14 – Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display Your power among the peoples.
2 Timothy 4:18 – The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom. To Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Revelation 21:4 – He will wipe away every tear from your eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
Psalm 52:8-9 – I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever. I will praise You forever for what You have done; in Your name I will hope, for Your name is good.
Mark 1:15 – The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.
2 Corinthians 9:8 – God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good deed.
2 Peter 1:2-3 – Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness.
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1 John 2:15, 17 – Do not love the world, nor the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in Him…. The world and its lusts are passing away, but the one who does the will of God lives forever.
Psalm 31:21 – Praise be to God, for He showed His wonderful love to me when I was in a besieged city. In my alarm I said, “I’m cut off from your sight”, yet You heard my cry for mercy.
Psalm 119:50 – My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
Philippians 3:10 – I want to know Christ, the power of His resurrection, the fellowship of His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Psalm 139:16-17 – Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.
Psalm 56:3-4 – When I am afraid I will trust in You. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
2 Chronicles 14:11 – Lord, there is no one like You to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, Lord our God, for we rely on You, and in Your name we have come against this vast army. Lord, You are our God; do not let mere man prevail against You.
Psalm 66:8-12 – Praise our God, O peoples… He has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping, for You, God, tested us and refined us like silver. You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs, and let men ride over our heads. We went through fire and water, but You brought us to a place of abundance.
1 Peter 5:10 – After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
Psalm 119:71 – It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn Your decrees.
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Philippians 1:6 – I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it on the day of Christ Jesus.
1 John 2:12, 14 – I write to you children because your sins are forgiven… I write to you young men because you’re strong, and God’s word lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
Psalm 103:11-12 – As high as the heavens are above the earth so great is His love for those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our sins from us.
Ecclesiastes 7:2, 4 – It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, because that is the end of every man, and the living takes it to heart… The mind of the wise is in the house of mourning, while the mind of fools is in the house of pleasure.
Colossians 3:12-13 – As God’s chosen people, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another… Put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
Colossians 3:17 – Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
Matthew 4:10 – Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.
Hosea 6:3 – So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; and He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.
Psalm 16:9, 11 – My heart is glad and my tongue rejoices… You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in Your presence and eternal pleasures at Your right hand.
1 Peter 1:6-7 – In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith, of greater worth than gold, may be proved genuine, and result in praise, honor and glory when Jesus Christ is revealed.
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Psalm 77:8-9, 11 – Has God’s unfailing love vanished forever? Has His promise failed for all time? Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has He in anger withheld His compassion… I will remember the deeds of the Lord, yes I will remember Your miracles of long ago.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 – My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so Christ’s power may rest on me… For Christ’s sake I delight in weakness… when I am weak, then I am strong.
James 1:9, 12 – The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position… Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.
2 Kings 6:16 – Do no fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.
Isaiah 40:29 – God gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Jeremiah 29:11-12 – I know the plans that I have for you, plans for welfare and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
Romans 5:8 – God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
2 Chronicles 31:21 – In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered.
1 John 4:16 – We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us.
John 11:40 – Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?
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Jude 1b-2 – To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: may mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.
Psalm 107:6, 8 – They cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress… Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love, and His wonderful deeds for men, for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
Romans 5:3-4 – We rejoice in our sufferings, because we know suffering produces perseverance, and perseverance, proven character, and proven character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.
Luke 21:27 – At that time they will see the Son of man coming with power and great glory.
Jeremiah 10:10 – But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God, the everlasting King.
John 11:24-25 – I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me will live, even though He dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?
Jude 24-25 – To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy – to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time, now and forever.
2 Corinthians 5:7, 9 – We live by faith and not by sight… For we make it our goal to please Him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.
Psalm 138:8 – The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your love, O Lord endures forever.
Exodus 33:14 – The Lord replied, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
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Philippians 2:1-2 – Since you have encouragement from being united with Christ, since you have comfort from His love, since you have fellowship with the Spirit, since you have tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded.
Psalm 34:17-18 – The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those crushed in spirit.
Psalm 63:2-4 – I have seen You in the sanctuary, and beheld Your power and glory. Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. I will praise You as long as I live.
Psalm 119:132-133 – Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love Your name. Direct my footsteps according to Your word; let no sin rule over me.
Psalm 119:159 – I love your precepts; preserve my life, O Lord, according to your love.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 – We do not lose heart. Though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. Momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Colossians 3:3-4 – For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life appears, then you will also appear with Him in glory.
James 5:11-12 – We consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance, and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
Psalm 86:4-5, 7 – Bring joy to your servant, for to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to You. Hear my prayer, O Lord, listen to my cry for mercy. In the day of my trouble I will call to You, for You will answer me.
Psalm 145:14, 17 -The Lord upholds all those who fall, and lifts up all who are bowed down… The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and kind in all His deeds. The Lord is near to all who call on Him; He hears their cry and saves them.
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Malachi 2:5-6 – He revered Me, and stood in awe of My name. True instruction was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity.
Psalm 136:16, 23, 25, 26 – To Him who led His people through the desert, His love endures forever… to the One who remembered us in our low estate, His love endures forever… who gives food to every creature, His love endures forever… Give thanks to the God of heaven.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 – May the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
1 John 4:10-11 – In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 Corinthians 6:19 – Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God. You are not your own, you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your body.
Hebrews 12:22-24 – You have come to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands and thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the first born, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, the spirits of righteous men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant.
Psalm 103:8 – The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in love.
Ephesians 3:16-19 – I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so Jesus Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is love of Christ – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Psalm 40:1-2 – I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust.
Isaiah 40:31 – But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run, and not grow weary, they will walk, and not grow faint.
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Psalm 103:13-14 – As a father has compassion on His children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him; for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are but dust.
1 Peter 4:10-11 – Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms… so that in all things God may be praised.
Psalm 143:11 – For Your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life. In Your righteousness bring me out of trouble. In Your unfailing love, silence my enemies, for I am Your servant.
Hebrews 12:10-11 – Our heavenly Father disciplines us for our good so that we may share in His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
Psalm 13:1-2, 4-5 – How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts, and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?… But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord for He has been good to me.
Psalm 146:5 – Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord.
1 Peter 1:3-4 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy, has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Romans 3:23-24 – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement through the shedding of His blood, to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate His justice.
Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 1:3-5 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as sons through Jesus Christ according to the kind intention of His will.
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Deuteronomy 8:2-3 – You shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. He humbled you, and let you be hungry… that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but on everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.
John 14:15-16 – If you love Me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter, to be with you forever, the Spirit of truth.
Psalm 71:18 – Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare Your power to the next generation, Your might to all who are to come.
Psalm 119:1-2 – Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are those who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart.
Psalm 33:18-19 – The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love, to deliver them from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
Psalm 118:17-18 – I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. The Lord has chastened me severely, but He has not given me over to death.
Romans 8:31-32 – If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His Own Son, but delivered Him over for all of us, how will He not also freely give us all things?
Jeremiah 32:38-40 – They will be My people, and I will be their God. I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear Me for their own good and the good of their children after them. I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear Me so they will never turn away from Me.
Psalm 121:7 – The Lord will keep you from all harm – He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more.
Romans 8:36-39 – In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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2 Timothy 4:7-8 – I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord will award to me.
John 17:4 – This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. I brought you glory on earth by completing the work You gave me to do.
Colossians 2:9-10 – For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.
Psalm 116:1 – I love the Lord, for He heard my voice; He heard my cry for mercy.
Psalm 116:6-7 – The Lord protects the simple-hearted; when I was in great need, He saved me. Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.
Psalm 16:5-7 – You have assigned me my portion and my cup; You have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; I have a delightful inheritance.
Isaiah 50:10 – Who is among you that fears the Lord, that obeys the voice of His servant, that walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the Lord and rely on His God.
Ephesians 5:1 – Be imitators of God, as dearly loved children, and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us, and gave Himself up for us, as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Ephesians 5:17-18 – So then do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is… Be filled with the Spirit.
Ephesians 6:10 – Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the schemes of the devil.
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Psalm 3:3-4, 8 – You are a shield around me, O Lord… To the Lord I cry aloud and He answers me from His holy hill. I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord sustains me.
Genesis 50:20 – As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about the present result, the saving of many lives.
Psalm 142:6-7 – Listen to my cry – I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. Set me free from my prison that I may praise Your name.
Psalm 27:13-14 – I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord, be strong, and take heart, and wait for the Lord.
Psalm 51:10, 12 – Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me… Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Romans 6:13 – Offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness.
Isaiah 57:1-2 – The righteous man perishes, and no one takes it to heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands, that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace.
Job 19:25-26 – I know that My Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see Him with my own eyes – I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 – It is God who makes us stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing the future.
2 Corinthians 13:14 – May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
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Psalm 57:7 – My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
Philippians 2:10-11 – At the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
1 Peter 1:16 – Just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do.
James 4:6, 8, 10 – God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble… Humble yourself before the Lord and He will lift you up. Come near to God and He will come near to you.
2 Chronicles 15:7 – As for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
John 17:24, 26 – Father, I want those you have given Me to be with Me where I am, and to see My glory, the glory You have given me because You loved Me before the creation of the world… I have made You known to them, and will continue to make You known in order that the love You have for Me may be in them and that I Myself may be in them.
Psalm 116:8-9 – For you, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then approach the throne of grace of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in time of need.
Psalm 119:92 – If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
Jeremiah 9:23-24 – Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom, or the strong man boast of his strength, or the rich man boast of his riches. Let him who boasts boast that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth.
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1 John 2:13-14 – I write to you fathers because you have known Him from the beginning. You young men are strong because the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
Proverbs 20:24 – Man’s steps are ordained by the Lord. How then can anyone understand His way?
Isaiah 50:6-7 – I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting. The Sovereign Lord helps me, and I will not be disgraced. I have set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.
Hebrews 12:1-2 – Let us run with endurance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Romans 4:19, 20 – Abraham faced the fact that his body was as good as dead… yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He promised.
John 1:14 – The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 14:6 – I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father but through Me.
1 Peter 3:18 – For Christ died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God.
Hebrews 1:3 – The Son is the radiance of God’s glory, and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Philippians 2:12-13 – Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will, and to work, according to His good pleasure.
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2 Timothy 4:1 – I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His Kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with great patience and careful instruction.
Psalm 115:1 – Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name be the glory, because of Your lovingkindess, because of Your truth.
1 Chronicles 29:10-13 – Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours. Yours, O Lord, is the Kingdom; You are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from You; You are the ruler of all things. In Your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now our God we give You thanks, and praise Your glorious name.
Philippians 3:8 – I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish, so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him.
Proverbs 8:17 – I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me will find Me.
Joshua 1:8 – Do not let this book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.
Psalm 119:159 – See how I love Your precepts; preserve my life according to Your love.
Psalm 119:28 – My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word.
Philippians 1:9-11 – This I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ, having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Hebrews 11:26, 27 – Moses regarded disgrace for Christ’s sake as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to His reward… he persevered because he saw Him who is invisible.
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Romans 10:9, 13 – If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved…. Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.
Job 1:21 – The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
Jeremiah 10:23 – I know that a man’s life is not his own, it is not for man to direct his steps.
2 Chronicles 20:12 – O our God, will You not judge them? We have no power to face this vast enemy that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.
Galatians 6:9 – Do not grow weary of doing good, for in due time you will reap a harvest if you do not give up. As you have opportunity, do good to all people, especially to the believers.
Job 10:12 – You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.
Ephesians 6:18 – With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.
Psalm 43:3, 5 – Send forth Your light and Your truth, let them guide me… Why are you downcast O my soul? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.
2 Corinthians 5:2, 8 – We groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling… we are confident and would be prefer to be away from the body, and at home with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 – May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Psalm 47:6-7 – Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth.
Matthew 25:21 – Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of Your master.
Romans 12:1 – I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your body a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you can prove what the will of God is.
Revelation 1:5-7 – To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father. To Him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen! Look, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him.
Revelation 5:13 – To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb, be praise and honor and glory and power, forever and ever. Amen.
Revelation 21:7 – He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be His God and he will be My son.
Matthew 4:4 – Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
Revelation 4:8 – Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was, and who is, and who is to come.
Revelation 22:20 – He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Come Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord be with you all. Amen.
Numbers 6:24-26 – The Lord bless you, and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.