2 Peter 1:4 “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
Gen. 18:25. God will do what is right. That is still a question that many people ask: “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” And there is an answer to it. The rest of the Bible testifies to the fact that the Judge of all the earth always does right. Whatever God does is right, and if you don’t think He is right, the trouble is not with God, but the trouble is with you and your thinking.
Ex. 34:10. God is compassionate. The word terrible means “to incite terror.” This word does not have the same meaning as we give to terrible. It was part of the shield of God that He was putting around His people. They would have been devoured by the enemy if He had not done this.
Lev. 26:12-13. God will walk among us. God will deliver and rescue His people. God promises to fellowship with those who obey Him. That is also what He tells us today. “… if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7). God wants to have fellowship with us. “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people” (2 Cor. 6:16).
Duet. 3: 1-3. God will fight for us. Notice how the Lord stills their fears.
Josh. 1:9. Be strong. Joshua is to take the Word of God in one hand and a sword in the other. He is to move out by faith. God encourages him again to be strong and courageous.
Like Joshua, we as believers need to be strong and courageous. We need to possess our spiritual possessions by faith. Remember we are in enemy territory.
Ruth 4:14. Our Kinsman Redeemer!
1 Sam. 16:7. God looks at the heart. When God looks at us, He looks at us from the inside. Samuel looks at this well–built, handsome young man and feels this must be God’s choice for the next king of Israel. But God says to Samuel, “I don’t want you to look at his outward appearance. Don’t judge a man by his looks. Let me select the man this time. I will choose the king.” God sees the heart, and thank God for that. God never judges anyone on that basis. He is telling Samuel not to pay any attention to the outward appearance. God is going to look at the heart.
2 Samuel 7:28. Sovereign Lord. Verses 26-29 David’s prayer accepted by faith God’s promises. God has also made a promise to you. It is recorded in John 3:16. It says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
2 Kings 5:15 No other like You. The One True God!
Ezra 8:22 He said, “You know, I went before the king and told him that the hand of our God was with us, that He will be against our enemies and will lead us back to our land.” Then Ezra looked at the delegation gathered by the river ready to go on that long march. He looked at the families and the little ones, and he knew the dangers along the way. The normal thing would be to ask the king for a little help—for a few guards to ride along with them. Then the king would say, “I thought you were trusting the Lord.”
Sometimes some of us become very eloquent about how we are trusting God and how wonderful He is, but when we get right down to the nitty–gritty, we don’t really trust Him. Ezra is that kind of an individual. He surely is human. He says, “I was ashamed to go ask the king.” What was the alternative? He called a prayer meeting and a fast. He said, “Oh, Lord, we just have to depend on You.” You know, the Lord puts many of us in that position many, many times.
Esther 4:14 For such a time as this. God knows what is coming. That is why we can trust Him. When we put our hand in His hand, He has the power to hold us. He knows what is going to happen tomorrow and next month and next year. He will care for us. All we have to do is trust Him.
Job 42:2 All things. No plan of God’s can be stopped. This the kind of God we have. He can do anything!
Ps. 34:22. He will redeem.
Prov. 18:10 He is a strong tower. The name of Jehovah is also the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is called Jesus because He saves His people from their sins. And He is called Christ because He is the Anointed One. He is the Lord of our life and our salvation. The Lord is a strong tower. You can run into it and be completely safe. This is a verse that many have used in speaking to children, and I have used it myself and found it very effective. It speaks of security and reminds us that no one can pluck us out of His hands. What a beautiful picture this is!
Ecc. 12:13. Fear God and keep His Commandments. “Fear God.” This is the message of the Book of Proverbs as well as the message here. In view of the experiment made “under the sun,” the wise thing is to fear God, which means to reverence, worship, and obey Him.
“And keep his commandments” would mean to meet God’s conditions for salvation—in any age—grounded on faith in God. For Cain it meant bringing a lamb. For Abraham it meant believing the promises of God. For the people of Israel it meant approaching God through sacrifice in the tabernacle and in the temple. For us it is to “… Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved …” (Acts 16:31).
Song of Solomon 2:4. He loves us! In this there is a beautiful picture of the church which will be the bride of Christ. It also reveals the personal relationship which is possible between the Lord Jesus Christ and each individual believer.
Isa. 1:18. God is our hope and our salvation. Philosophy says: Think your way out.
Indulgence says: Drink your way out.
Politics says: Spend your way out.
Science says: Invent your way out.
Industry says: Work your way out.
Communism says: Strike your way out.
Fascism says: Bluff your way out.
Militarism says: Fight your way out.
The Bible says: Pray your way out, but
Jesus Christ says: “I am the way (out) …”
Jer. 33:3. Call on His name.
Lam. 3:22-26. The Lord is Good.
Ezk. 36: A new heart. God says what He is going to do. A change is going to take place. “A new heart also will I give you”—they are going to be born again.
Dan. 4:17. God’s sovereignty.
Joel 2:25. God restores.
Amos 4:13. God forms. He is the omnipotent Creator. He has all power. It was He who formed the mountains and created the wind.
Obadiah vs. 15. The day of the Lord.
Jonah 2:2. Call unto Him and He will answer.
Micah 6:8 His way is easy.
Nahum 1:7. God is compassionate.
Zep. 3:17 God will quiet me.
Haggai 2:7. God will shake the earth, the nations.
Zech. 14:9 He is the final answer.
Mal. 1:11. His name shall be great.
Matt. 11:28. Come to Me.
Mark 10:27. With God, All things… Money will buy a bed, but it will not buy sleep.
Money will buy food, but it will not buy an appetite.
Money will buy medicine, but it will not buy health.
Money will buy a house, but it will not buy a home.
Money will buy a diamond, but it will not buy love.
Money will buy a church pew, but it will not buy salvation.
Luke 10:20. God has written our names in heaven.
John 3:16. God’s grace.
Acts 17:27. God is not far.
Romans 8:18. Complete, like Him…
1 Cor. 1:18. Just proclaim the Gospel!
2 Cor. 5:17. A new creation… You are a new creation because Jesus says so. The basis is the Word of God. You no longer belong to the old creation that fell in Adam.
Gal. 1:4. Christ came to rescue us. He can deliver us. He wants to deliver us. He will deliver us, and He will do it according to the will of God.
Eph 1:4 He chose me before the foundation of the world.
Phil. 1:6. Faithful to complete you. This is a great verse to claim as your life vrese.
Col. 3:12. We are God’s elect.
2 Tim. 1:1 The promise of eternal life.
Titus 3:4-5. God’s mercy.
Philemon 6. God works through us, it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Phil. 2:13)
Heb. 7:25. He can save all. Christ lives to intercede for us, me.
James 1:17. He promises us gifts. We have no idea how good He is to us.
1 Peter 5:7. God cares for me, you.
2 Peter 1:3. He has given us all things…
1 John 1:9. Confess! What does it mean to confess our sins? The word confess is from the Greek verb homologeo, meaning “to say the same thing.” Logeo means “to say” and homo means “the same.” You are to say the same thing that God says. When God in His Word says that the thing you did is sin, you are to get over on God’s side and look at it. And you are to say, “You are right, Lord, I say the same thing that You say. It is sin.” That is what it means to confess your sins.
2 John 2. The Truth. He gives us the Truth.
3 John 5. He gives faith, to do faithfully.
Jude 24. He is able.
Revelation 21:4. The promises are ours, mine, not because we or I are good, but because He is good, He is righteous. He is always with me-God is with me!
Sources: Pastor Michael, FBC . Mustang Oklahoma, DR. J. Vernon McGee, among others…