God's Words of Comfort

 

A Portion of God's Holy Word Regarding:


Obedience – Humility – Submission – Meekness – Surrender – Will of God


"Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth is Mine." Exodus 19:5 (KJV)
 
You shall observe My judgments and keep My ordinances, to walk in them: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 18:4 (NKJV)
 
"If you walk in My statutes, and keep My commandments, and do them; then I will give your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit." Leviticus 26:3-4 (WEB)
 
But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the Lord your God and obey His voice (for the Lord your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them. Deuteronomy 4:29-31 (NKJV)
 
If only they had such a heart in them at all times, so that they might go in fear of Me and keep My commandments and that it might be well for them and for their children for ever… Take care, then, to do whatever the Lord your God has commanded you to do; let there be no turning away to the right hand or to the left. Deuteronomy 5:29, 32 (BBE)
 
Tioga Lake SummerSo He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord… Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him. Deuteronomy 8:3, 6 (NKJV)
 
What doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul. Deuteronomy 10:12 (KJV)
 
You shall fear the LORD your God; Him shall you serve; and to Him shall you cleave, and by His name shall you swear.  Deuteronomy 10:20 (HNV)
 
"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:8-9 (NKJV)
 
Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve Him in sincerity and in truth… And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve… but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:14-15 (KJV)
 
"It is the Lord; let Him do what seems good to Him." 1 Samuel 3:18 (NRSV)
 
Samuel answered, "What pleases the Lord more: burnt offerings and sacrifices or obedience to His voice? It is better to obey than to sacrifice of sheep." 1 Samuel 15:22 (NCV™)
 
"I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, I pray You, take away the guilt of Your servant; for I have done very foolishly." 2 Samuel 24:10 (NRSV)
 
In this way all the people of the world will know that the LORD is God and there is no other [god]. May your hearts be committed to the LORD our God. Then you will live by His laws and keep His commands as you have today. 1 Kings 8:60-61 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God. 1 Chronicles 22:19 (KJV)
 
Can anyone teach holy knowledge to God, who judges the exalted? Job 21:22 (CPDV)
 
When they are cast down, You shall say, 'be lifted up.' He will save the humble person. Job 22:29 (WEB)
 
You and I are the same in God's sight, both of us were formed from clay. Job 33:6 (GNT)

Serve the Lord with reverential awe, and rejoice with trembling. Psalms 2:11 (HCSB)
 
He does not forget the cry of the humble. Psalms 9:12 (NKJV)
 
I love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. Psalms 18:1-3 (ESV)
 
As for God, His way is perfect; The Word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. Psalms 18:30 (NKJV)
 
The law of the Lord is perfect; it gives new strength. The commands of the Lord are trustworthy, giving wisdom to those who lack it. The laws of the Lord are right, and those who obey them are happy. The commands of the Lord are just and give understanding to the mind. Psalms 19:7-8 (GNT)
 
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore He instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble His way. All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies. Psalms 25:8-10 (RSV)
 
Yahweh is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves those who have a crushed spirit. Psalms 34:18 (WEB)
 
I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart. Psalms 40:8 (NRSV)
 
Do not force me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore the joy of Your salvation to me, and provide me with a spirit of willing obedience. Psalms 51:11-12 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
Half Dome and MercedThe sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. Psalms 51:17 (NRSV)
 
For a day in Thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. Psalms 84:10 (KJV)
 
Serve the LORD with gladness. Come before His presence with singing. Psalms 100:2 (HNV)
 
Happy are those who live pure lives, who follow the Lord's teachings. Happy are those who keep His rules, who try to obey Him with their whole heart. They don't do what is wrong; they follow His ways… How can a young person live a pure life? By obeying Your Word. Psalms 119:1-3, 9 (NCV™)
 
You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to Your Word. Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments. Before I was humbled I went astray, but now I keep Your Word. You are good and do good; teach me Your statutes… Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn Your commandments. Psalms 119:65-68, 73 (NRSV)
 
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep Thy precepts. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep Thy Word. Psalms 119:100-101 (KJV)
 
I have wandered like a lost sheep. Look for Your servant, because I have not forgotten Your commands. Psalms 119:176 (NCV™)
 
Happy is the worshipper of the Lord, who is walking in His ways. Psalms 128:1 (BBE)
 
The moment I called out, You stepped in; You made my life large with strength. When they hear what You have to say, God, all earth's kings will say "Thank you." They'll sing of what You've done: "How great the glory of God!" And here's why: God, high above, sees far below; no matter the distance, He knows everything about us. Psalms 138:3-6 (The Message)
 
The Lord lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground. Psalms 147:6 (NKJV)
 
My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:1-5 (RSV)
 
Lady Wisdom will be your close friend, and Brother Knowledge your pleasant companion. Good Sense will scout ahead for danger, Insight will keep an eye out for you. They'll keep you from making wrong turns, or following the bad directions of those who are lost themselves and can't tell a trail from a tumbleweed. Proverbs 2:10-13 (The Message)
 
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He's the one who will keep you on track. Proverbs 3:5-6 (The Message)
 
Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are; simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong. If you do, it will be like good medicine, healing your wounds and easing your pains. Honor the Lord by making Him an offering from the best of all that your land produces. If you do, your barns will be filled with grain, and you will have too much wine to store it all. Proverbs 3:7-10 (GNT)
 
He has no use for conceited people, but shows favor to those who are humble. Proverbs 3:34 (GNT)

Canadian LakePride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2 (NLT)
 
Those who reject what they are taught will pay for it, but those who obey what they are told will be rewarded. Proverbs 13:13 (NCV™)
 
The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor. Proverbs 15:33 (ESV)
 
When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his haters be at peace with him… A man may make designs for his way, but the Lord is the guide of his steps. Proverbs 16:7, 9 (BBE)


Pride will destroy a person; a proud attitude leads to ruin. It is better to be humble and be with those who suffer than to share stolen property with the proud. Proverbs 16:18-19 (NCV™)
 
There is a way which seems right to a man, But in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 16:25 (WEB)
 
Proud people will be ruined, but the humble will be honored. Proverbs 18:12 (NCV™)
 
People may plan all kinds of things, but the Lord's will is going to be done. Proverbs 19:21 (GNT)

The result of humility and the fear of the LORD Is wealth, honor, and life. Proverbs 22:4 (HNV)
 
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. Proverbs 25:28 (KJV)
 
Let another man praise you, And not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips. Proverbs 27:2 (WEB)
 
Children who obey what they have been taught are smart… If you refuse to obey what you have been taught, your prayers will not be heard. Proverbs 28:7, 9 (NCV™)
 
A nation without God's guidance is a nation without order. Happy are those who keep God's Law! Proverbs 29:18 (GNT)

Don't be rash with your mouth, and don't let your heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in Heaven, and you on earth. Therefore let your words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2 (WEB)
 
The lofty looks of man will be brought low, The haughtiness of men will be bowed down, And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day. For there will be a day of the LORD of Hosts for all that is proud and haughty, And for all that is lifted up; And it shall be brought low. Isaiah 2:11-12 (HNV)
 
You, Lord, give true peace to those who depend on You, because they trust You. Isaiah 26:3 (NCV™)
 
The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 29:19 (KJV)
 
"Let all the world look to Me for salvation! For I am God; there is no other. I have sworn by My own name, and I will never go back on My Word: Every knee will bow to Me, and every tongue will confess allegiance to My name." Isaiah 45:22-23 (NLT)
 
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth. Isaiah 53:7 (NKJV)
 
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones." Isaiah 57:15 (KJV)
 
Now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the earth, and You are our maker; and we are all the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8 (BBE)
 
The Lord says, "Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house, then, could you build for Me, what kind of place for Me to live in? I Myself created the whole universe! I am pleased with those who are humble and repentant, who fear Me and obey Me. Isaiah 66:1-2 (GNT)
 
This is what the LORD says: Don't let wise people brag about their wisdom. Don't let strong people brag about their strength. Don't let rich people brag about their riches. Jeremiah 9:23 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
The Lord spoke to you when you were prosperous, but you refused to listen. That is what you've done all your life; you never would obey the Lord. Jeremiah 22:21 (GNT)
 
"I will give them a new heart and a new mind. I will take away their stubborn heart of stone and will give them an obedient heart. Then they will keep My Laws and faithfully obey all My commands. They will be My people, and I will be their God." Ezekiel 11:19-20 (GNT)
 
He has shown you, O man, what is good. What does the LORD require of you, but to act justly, To love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8 (HNV)
 
Come to the Lord, all you who are not proud, who obey His Laws. Do what is right. Learn to be humble. Maybe you will escape on the day the Lord shows His anger. Zephaniah 2:3 (NCV™)
 
Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! Lo, your King comes to you; triumphant and victorious is He, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 (NRSV)
 
I indeed baptize you in water for repentance, but He who comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry. He shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit. Matthew 3:11 (WEB)


[Glacier Roadside WaterfallThe following is a portion of the Beatitudes, eight statements taught by Jesus as a guide for believers into a state of peace and happiness, helping us on our journey with God. See Matthew 5:3-12 for all eight statements:]
"Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven… Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." Matthew 5:3, 5 (KJV)
 
"Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven." Matthew 6:9-10 (KJV)
 
"Not everyone that saith unto Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in Heaven." Matthew 7:21 (KJV)
 
"Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock." Matthew 7:24-25 (KJV)
 
"Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV)
 
Calling to Him a child, He put him in the midst of them and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven." Matthew 18:2-4 (ESV)
 
Jesus called all the followers together and said,
"You know that the rulers of the non-Jewish people love to show their power over the people. And their important leaders love to use all their authority. But it should not be that way among you. Whoever wants to become great among you must serve the rest of you like a servant. Whoever wants to become first among you must serve the rest of you like a slave." Matthew 20:25-27 (NCV)
 
"But you, do not be called 'Rabbi'; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren. Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in Heaven. And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ. But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." Matthew 23:8-12 (NKJV)

Tioga Pass ViewFixing His eyes on the people who were sitting round Him in a circle, He said, "Here are My mother and My brothers. For wherever there is one who has been obedient to God, there is My brother--My sister--and My mother." Mark 3:34-35 (WNT)
 
And He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the multitude putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came, and put in two copper coins, which make a penny. And He called His disciples to Him, and said to them, "Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For they all contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living." Mark 16:41-44 (RSV)
 
Going forward a short distance He threw Himself upon His face and prayed repeatedly that, if it was possible, He might be spared that time of agony; and He said,
"Abba! My Father! all things are possible for Thee: take this cup of suffering away from Me: and yet not what I desire, but what Thou desirest." Mark 14:35-36 (WNT)
 
Mary answered, "I am the Lord's servant. Let everything you've said happen to me." Then the angel left her. Luke 1:38 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
And Jesus answered him, saying,
"It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God." Luke 4:4 (KJV)
 
"Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I tell you?" Luke 6:46 (NRSV)
 
Then He said to them all,
"If any want to become My followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for My sake will save it." Luke 9:23-24 (NRSV)
 
Jesus said to them, "Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me. Whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For whoever is least among you all, this one will be great." Luke 9:48 (WEB)
 
He said,
"Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it." Luke 11:28 (KJV)
 
Then, when He noticed that the invited guests chose the best seats, He used this as an illustration and said to them, "When any one invites you to a wedding banquet, do not take the best seat, lest perhaps some more honored guest than you may have been asked, and the man who invited you both will come and will say to you, 'Make room for this guest,' and then you, ashamed, will move to the lowest place. On the contrary, when you are invited go and take the lowest place, that when your host comes round he may say to you, 'My friend, come up higher.' This will be doing you honor in the presence of all the other guests. For whoever uplifts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be uplifted." Luke 14:7-11 (WNT)
 
"For unless you are honest in small matters, you won't be in large ones. If you cheat even a little, you won't be honest with greater responsibilities." Luke 16:10 (TLB)
 
[B and W Monument ValleyThrough the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Jesus teaches us we should pray in a spirit of humility and contrition, and not trust in our own good works and self-righteousness, to receive God’s forgiveness. If we just try to live good lives and “earn” our way into God’s presence, we are telling Him that what Jesus did for us by dying on a cross wasn’t enough. Jesus died to redeem us, which gave us righteousness which, in turn, gave us full access to God. Therefore, if we humble ourselves before God and trust in His mercy and loving kindness through His Son Jesus Christ, and pray like one who needs forgiveness, we will obtain it. Then, out of gratitude, we should allow God to use us according to His will, which brings Him glory.]
To some who relied on themselves as being righteous men, and looked down upon all others, He addressed this parable.
"Two men went up to the Temple to pray," He said; "one being a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing erect, prayed as follows by himself: 'O God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people--I am not a thief nor a cheat nor an adulterer, nor do I even resemble this tax collector. I fast twice a week. I pay the tithe on all my gains.'
     "But the tax collector, standing far back, would not so much as lift his eyes to Heaven, but kept beating his breast and saying, 'O God, be reconciled to me, sinner that I am.' I tell you that this man went home more thoroughly absolved from guilt than the other; for every one who uplifts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be uplifted."
Luke 18:9-14 (WNT)
 
"Which is the greater--he who sits at table, or he who waits on him? Is it not he who sits at table? But My position among you is that of one who waits on others." Luke 22:27 (WNT)
 
"Nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done." Luke 22:42 (NKJV)
 
Then [the thief on the cross to the right of Jesus at the Crucifixion]
said, "Jesus, remember me when You come into Your Kingdom."
    
"I tell you in solemn truth," replied Jesus, "that this very day you shall be with Me in Paradise." Luke 23:42-43 (WNT)
 
"My food," said Jesus, "is to be obedient to Him who sent Me, and fully to accomplish His work." John 4:34 (WNT)
 
"As for you, if you hold fast to My teaching, then you are truly My disciples… He who is a child of God listens to God's words… In most solemn truth I tell you that if any one shall have obeyed My teaching he shall in no case ever see death." John 8:31, 47, 51 (WNT)
 
"If you love Me, you will obey My commandments." John 14:15 (WNT)
 
"Whoever does not abide in Me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." John 15:6-7 (NRSV)
 
"If you obey My commands, you will continue in My love, as I have obeyed My Father's commands and continue in His love." John 15:10 (WNT)
 
Peter and the Apostles responded by saying: "It is necessary to obey God, more so than men." Acts 5:29 (CPDV)
 
One man disobeyed God, and many became sinners. In the same way, one Man obeyed God, and many will be made right. Romans 5:19 (NCV™)
 
We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love Him. They are the people He called, because that was His plan. Romans 8:28 (NCV™)
 
Who are you, my friend, to talk back to God? A clay pot does not ask the man who made it, "Why did you make me like this?" After all, the man who makes the pots has the right to use the clay as he wishes, and to make two pots from the same lump of clay, one for special occasions and the other for ordinary use. Romans 9:20-21 (GNT)
 
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:1-2 (ESV)

CA GrapesBe in harmony with one another. Do not have a high opinion of yourselves, but be in agreement with common people. Do not give yourselves an air of wisdom. Romans 12:16 (BBE)


Every person should obey the government in power. No government would exist if it hadn't been established by God. The governments which exist have been put in place by God. Romans 13:1 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. Neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 (ESV)
 
But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:27 (NKJV)
 
Not as if we were able by ourselves to do anything for which we might take the credit; but our power comes from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5 (BBE)
 
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:10 (NKJV)
 
Don't team up with those who are unbelievers. How can goodness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and the Devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever? 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 (NLT)
 
But to keep me from being puffed up with pride because of the many wonderful things I saw, I was given a painful physical ailment, which acts as Satan's messenger to beat me and keep me from being proud. Three times I prayed to the Lord about this and asked Him to take it away. But His answer was:
"My grace is all you need, for My power is greatest when you are weak." I am most happy, then, to be proud of my weaknesses, in order to feel the protection of Christ's power over me. 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 (GNT)
 
Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ's law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived. Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. Galatians 6:2-5 (The Message)
 
Don't be misled; remember that you can't ignore God and get away with it: a man will always reap just the kind of crop he sows! If he sows to please his own wrong desires, he will be planting seeds of evil and he will surely reap a harvest of spiritual decay and death; but if he plants the good things of the Spirit, he will reap the everlasting life which the Holy Spirit gives him. Galatians 6:7-8 (TLB)
 
Children, obey your parents because you are Christians. This is the right thing to do…
 River Rapids    Slaves, obey your earthly masters with proper respect. Be as sincere as you are when you obey Christ. Don't obey them only while you're being watched, as if you merely wanted to please people. But obey like slaves who belong to Christ, who have a deep desire to do what God wants them to do. Serve eagerly as if you were serving your heavenly Master and not merely serving human masters. You know that your heavenly Master will reward all of us for whatever good we do, whether we're slaves or free people.
     Masters, treat your slaves with respect. Don't threaten a slave. You know that there is One Master in Heaven who has authority over both of you, and He doesn't play favorites. Ephesians 6:1, 5-9 (GOD’S WORD®)

 
This is my prayer for you: that your love will grow more and more; that you will have knowledge and understanding with your love; that you will see the difference between good and bad and will choose the good; that you will be pure and without wrong for the coming of Christ; that you will do many good things with the help of Christ to bring glory and praise to God. Philippians 1:9-11 (NCV™)
 
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4 (ESV)

Being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in Heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:8-11 (ESV)
 
Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. Philippians 4:6 (NCV™)
 
Now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to Him. Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done. Colossians 2:6-7 (NLT)
 
Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Colossians 3:20 (KJV)
 
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NRSV)
 
Preach the Good News. Be ready at all times, and tell people what they need to do. Tell them when they are wrong. Encourage them with great patience and careful teaching, because the time will come when people will not listen to the true teaching but will find many more teachers who please them by saying the things they want to hear. They will stop listening to the truth and will begin to follow false stories. But you should control yourself at all times, accept troubles, do the work of telling the Good News, and complete all the duties of a servant of God. 2 Timothy 4:2-5 (NCV™)
 
For the Word of God is living and effective and sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as to divide soul, spirit, joints, and marrow; it is a judge of the ideas and thoughts of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 (HCSB)
 
While Jesus lived on earth, He prayed to God and asked God for help. He prayed with loud cries and tears to the One who could save Him from death, and His prayer was heard because He trusted God. Even though Jesus was the Son of God, He learned obedience by what He suffered. And because His obedience was perfect, He was able to give eternal salvation to all who obey Him. Hebrews 5:7-9 (NCV™)
 
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. Hebrews 13:17 (ESV)


But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 (KLJV)
 
What [God] gives in love is far better than anything else you'll find. It's common knowledge that "God goes against the willful proud; God gives grace to the willing humble." So let God work His will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and He'll be there in no time… Get down on your knees before the Master; it's the only way you'll get on your feet. James 4:6-8, 10 (The Message)
 
Golden Aspens CABe patient, then, my friends, until the Lord comes. See how patient farmers are as they wait for their land to produce precious crops. They wait patiently for the autumn and spring rains. You also must be patient. Keep your hopes high, for the day of the Lord's coming is near. James 5:7-8 (GNT)
 
Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 1 Peter 2:13-16 (ESV)
 
Household servants, be submissive to your masters, and show them the utmost respect--not only if they are kind and thoughtful, but also if they are unreasonable. For it is an acceptable thing with God, if, from a sense of duty to Him, a man patiently submits to wrong, when treated unjustly. If you do wrong and receive a blow for it, what credit is there in your bearing it patiently? But if when you do right and suffer for it you bear it patiently, this is an acceptable thing with God. And it is to this you were called; because Christ also suffered on your behalf, leaving you an example so that you should follow in His steps. 1 Peter 2:18-21 (WNT)
 
In the same way, you wives should yield to your husbands. Then, if some husbands do not obey God's teaching, they will be persuaded to believe without anyone's saying a word to them. They will be persuaded by the way their wives live. Your husbands will see the pure lives you live with your respect for God… In the same way, you husbands should live with your wives in an understanding way, since they are weaker than you. But show them respect, because God gives them the same blessing He gives you -- the grace that gives true life. Do this so that nothing will stop your prayers. Finally, all of you should be in agreement, understanding each other, loving each other as family, being kind and humble. 1 Peter 3:1-2, 7-8 (NCV™)
 
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:5-7 (ESV)
 
Do not love the world or the things in the world. The love of the Father is not in those who love the world; for all that is in the world—the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches—comes not from the Father but from the world. And the world and its desire are passing away, but those who do the will of God live forever. 1 John 2:15-17 (NRSV)
 
Whatever we ask for we obtain from Him, because we obey His commands and do the things which are pleasing in His sight. And this is His command--that we are to believe in His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as He has commanded us to do. The man who obeys His commands continues in union with God, and God continues in union with him; and through His Spirit whom He has given us we can know that He continues in union with us. 1 John 3:22-24 (WNT)
 
Love means following his commandments, and his unifying commandment is that you conduct your lives in love. This is the first thing you heard, and nothing has changed. 2 John 6 (The Message)
 
"Remember how far you have fallen. Return to me and change the way you think and act… Let the person who has ears listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. I will give the privilege of eating from the Tree of Life, which stands in the Paradise of God, to everyone who wins the victory." Revelation 2:5, 7 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
"Because you have kept My command to endure, I will also keep you safe from the time of trouble which is coming upon the world to test all the people on earth. I am coming soon. Keep safe what you have, so that no one will rob you of your victory prize." Revelation 3:10-11 (GNT)
 
 
 
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