Offer sacrifices in righteousness and trust in the LORD.
[Davidic.] Vindicate me, LORD, because I have lived with integrity and have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
"Wash yourselves. Cleanse yourselves. Remove your evil deeds from My sight. Stop doing evil.
Learn to do what is good. Seek justice. Correct the oppressor. Defend the rights of the fatherless. Plead the widow's cause.
"Come, let us discuss this," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will be like wool.
If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land.
Who among you fears the LORD, listening to the voice of His servant? Who [among you] walks in darkness, and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD; let him lean on his God.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence indeed is the LORD.
He will be like a tree planted by water: it sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn't fear when heat comes, and its foliage remains green. It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord's work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
For God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you showed for His name when you served the saints-- and you continue to serve them.
Now we want each of you to demonstrate the same diligence for the final realization of your hope,
so that you won't become lazy, but imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and perseverance.
The LORD appeared to him and said, "Do not go down to Egypt. Live in the land that I tell you about;
Now, may my lord the king please hear the words of his servant: If it is the LORD who has incited you against me, then may He accept an offering. But if it is people, may they be cursed in the presence of the LORD, for today they have driven me away from sharing in the inheritance of the LORD saying, 'Go and worship other gods.'
These all died in faith without having received the promises, but they saw them from a distance, greeted them, and confessed that they were foreigners and temporary residents on the earth.
Now those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.
If they had been remembering that land they came from, they would have had opportunity to return.
But they now aspire to a better land-- a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
to deliver them from death and to keep them alive in famine.
Fear the LORD, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing.
Young lions lack food and go hungry, but those who seek the LORD will not lack any good thing.
So don't worry, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?'
For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.
He also said to them, "When I sent you out without money-bag, traveling bag, or sandals, did you lack anything?" "Not a thing," they said.