Fear, Love, Keep

   
Fear, Love, Keep  
   
   
 12And now, Israel, 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,

 
 13To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?  
   

John 14

 
but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, Abide in Jesus
 1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  
 2In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  
 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  
 4And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.  
 5Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  
 6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  
 7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.  
   
and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, Bearing much fruit
 8Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  
 9Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?  
 10Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.  
 11Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.  
 12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. Serve
 13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  
 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.  
   
To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?  
 15If ye love me, keep my commandments. With the help of the Spirit → Perfected
 16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  
 17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  
 18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.  
 19Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.  
 20At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.  
 21He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.  
 22Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?  
 23Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  
 24He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.  
 25These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.  
 26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  
 27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  
 28Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.  
 29And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.  
 30Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.  
 31But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.  

Chosen

   
Chosen  
   
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

 
   

Isaiah 56

 
 1Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: Keep His commandments

Abide in His love

for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. Ask – Receive

Fruit – Disciples (Sent)

 2Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.  
 3Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you.

Born of God

 4For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; Ordained you to go and bear fruit that remains
 5Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Whatever you ask in His name, He gives you. Friend
 6Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; Ordained you to go and bear fruit that remains
 7Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. Whatever you ask in His name, He gives you. Friend

Love each other

 8The Lord GOD, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.  
 9All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts in the forest.  
 10His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Know not the Father
 11Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. Love one another as Jesus has loved
 12Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.  
   

John 15

 
 1I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.  
 2Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.  
 3Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.  
 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  
 5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  
 6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.  
 7If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  
 8Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.  
 9As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.  
 10If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.  
 11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.  
 12This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.  
 13Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  
 14Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.  
 15Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.  
 16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.  
 17These things I command you, that ye love one another.  
 18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.  
 19If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.  
 20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.  
 21But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. Blind, ignorant, cannot understand
 22If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. Did not believe
 23He that hateth me hateth my Father also.  
 24If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.  
 25But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.  
 26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:  
 27And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.  
   

Promise, Oath, Intercede

   
Promise, Oath, Intercede  
   
   
 26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  
 27Peace I leave with you,

my peace I give unto you:

not as the world giveth, give I unto you.

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Promise

Oath

Intercede, the Helper

 28Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. Forerunner

High priest

 

   
   
13For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,  
 14Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.  
 15And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.  
 16For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.  
 17Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:  
 18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Comfort
 19Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Sanctuary
 20Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Interceding, Help
   

Wisdom

   
Wisdom  
   
   

Proverbs 2

 
 1My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; Keep His commandments
 2So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Love Jesus

Abide in Jesus

 3Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;  
 4If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Ask in His name
 5Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. Knowledge, disclose, see, show, manifested
 6For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.  
 7He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. love … keep …
 8He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. Keep in His name
 9Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.  
 10When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Joy
 11Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:  
 12To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; Keep … from evil
 13Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;  
 14Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;  
 15Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:  
 16To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;  
 17Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.  
 18For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.  
 19None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.  
 20That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.  
 21For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.  
 22But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.  
   
   

John 14

 
 1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  
 2In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  
 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  
 4And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.  
 5Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  
 6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  
 7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.  
 8Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  
 9Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?  
 10Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.  
 11Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.  
 12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.  
 13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  
 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.  
 15If ye love me, keep my commandments.  
 16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  
 17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  
 18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.  
 19Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.  
 20At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.  
 21He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.  
 22Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?  
 23Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  
 24He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.  
 25These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.  
 26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  
 27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  
 28Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.  
 29And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.  
 30Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.  
 31But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.  

John 15

 
 1I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.  
 2Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.  
 3Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.  
 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  
 5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  
 6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.  
 7If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  
 8Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.  
 9As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.  
 10If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.  
 11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.  
 12This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.  
 13Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  
 14Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.  
 15Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.  
 16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.  
 17These things I command you, that ye love one another.  
 18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.  
 19If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.  
 20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.  
 21But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.  
 22If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.  
 23He that hateth me hateth my Father also.  
 24If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.  
 25But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.  
 26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:  
 27And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.  

John 16

 
 1These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.  
 2They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.  
 3And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.  
 4But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.  
 5But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?  
 6But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.  
 7Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.  
 8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  
 9Of sin, because they believe not on me;  
 10Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;  
 11Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.  
 12I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.  
 13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  
 14He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.  
 15All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.  
 16A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.  
 17Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?  
 18They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.  
 19Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?  
 20Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.  
 21A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.  
 22And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.  
 23And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.  
 24Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.  
 25These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.  
 26At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:  
 27For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.  
 28I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.  
 29His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.  
 30Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.  
 31Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?  
 32Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.  
 33These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.  

John 17

 
 1These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:  
 2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.  
 3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.  
 4I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.  
 5And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.  
 6I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.  
 7Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.  
 8For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.  
 9I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.  
 10And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.  
 11And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.  
 12While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.  
 13And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  
 14I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  
 15I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.  
 16They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  
 17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.  
 18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.  
 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.  
 20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;  
 21That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  
 22And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:  
 23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.  
 24Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.  
 25O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.  
 26And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.  
   

The Wisdom of God

   
The Wisdom of God  
   
 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. Foolishness of God

Weakness of God

 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.  
 10For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: Purpose

Will of God

 11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Fruit

Assurance of God

 12For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.  
 13Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.  
   
   
18For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.  
 19For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.  
 20Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?  
 21For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.  
 22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:  
 23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;  
 24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.  
 25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.  
 26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:  
 27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;  
 28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:  
 29That no flesh should glory in his presence.  
 30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:  
 31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.  

Wisdom of God

   
Wisdom of God  
   
   
   
25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.  
 26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:  
 27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;  
 28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:  
 29That no flesh should glory in his presence.  
 30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom,

and righteousness,

and sanctification,

and redemption:

 
 31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.  
   
Righteousness  
 8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  
 9Of sin, because they believe not on me;  
 10Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;  
 11Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.  
   
Sanctification  
17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.  
 18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.  
 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.  
   
   
Redemption  
 27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  
   
   

The Love of God, The Judgment of God

   
The Love of God, The Judgment of God  
   
   
12And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?  
 13And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.  
 14And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?  
 15And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.  
 16And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.  
 17And in the evening he cometh with the twelve.  
 18And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.  
 19And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?  
 20And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.  
 21The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.  
 22And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.  
 23And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.  
 24And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.  
 25Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.  
 26And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.  
 27And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.  
 28But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.  
 29But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.  
 30And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.  
 31But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.  
   
   
   
9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.  
 10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.  
 11He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  
 12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  
 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  
   
   
 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  
 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  
 18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. Cannot receive the Spirit
 19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. Love … more than Jesus
 20For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  
 21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.  
   
   
17And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?  
 18And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.  
 19Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.  
 20And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.  
 21Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.  
 22And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. He did not come to Jesus
 23And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! Jesus just looked around

 

 24And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!  
 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.  
 26And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?  
 27And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. Born of God, not of the decision of a man …
 28Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.  
 29And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,  
 30But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.  
 31But many that are first shall be last; and the last first. Danger of falling away
   
   
 1Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.  
 2But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.  
 3And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?  
 4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?  
 5But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;  
 6Who will render to every man according to his deeds:  
 7To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:  
 8But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,  
 9Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;  
 10But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:  
 11For there is no respect of persons with God.