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Prayer:


Jehovah Tsidkenu, thank you for covering me in your pure and clean robes of righteousness.

Thank you for holding onto me in all situations. Jesus protect and keep me safe from the wiles of the devil. 


When I’m tempted to believe in my own righteousness, abilities, works, talents, and accomplishments, please remind me that it is not about me but it is about you.

It will always be about you Jesus. Thank you for a pure righteousness that shines bright in the dark.

Amen.



But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back._ 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink 1


Building Faith, Hope, Love - A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39
Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

Bible Verse Reading:


“But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” 

Hebrews 10: 38 – 39.




But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back._ 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink 2



But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back._ 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink 3


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Bible Verse Reading:

“But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” 


Hebrews 10: 38 – 39.



But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back._ 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink 1


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Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39


Reflections And Lessons:



But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back._ 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink 2


Jehovah Tsidkenu – The Lord Our Righteousness. We don’t have any righteousness of our own as believers. Our righteousness comes through faith by believing in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross and his resurrection. It’s not about what we do or don’t do. It’s about what Jesus already did for us. And we can have a sure confidence in the work of Jesus. 

The righteousness of God never fails to protect us from enemies and the tricks of the devil because it is pure and holy. 



But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back._ 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink 3


Our righteousness on the other hand is as filthy rugs and exposes us to enemies. Let’s learn to lean on God and trust his righteousness. We can then be able to walk confidently, safe in the knowledge that Jesus is our righteousness and because he has us, we won’t be able to shrink back, backslide or lose our way. We can be sure of heaven and prosperity when we have Jesus as our righteousness.




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Prayer:


Jesus for the times I’m tempted to give up,  please give me strength and endurance to keep going. Help me to persevere lord.

Keep holding onto me. When I’m tempted to forget, remind me that you are a rewarded of good works and that your promises never fail.

Thank you Jesus because you are bigger than me and my weaknesses. Thank you because you are a great master and my labors for you and your kingdom are not in vain.

Thank you for being greater than me.

Amen.



So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God Bible Verse Social Med 1


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Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

Bible Verse Reading:


“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”


Hebrews 10: 35 – 36.




So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when 2



So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God 3


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Bible Verse Reading:

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”

Hebrews 10: 35 – 36.



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Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39


Reflections And Lessons:



So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when 2


In the current age in which we live, people often expect quick fixes and quick answers. Most people are impatient. And thanks to technological advancement, life has become faster and we can now get things more quickly thanks to microwaves, heaters, driers, dryers, dishwashers etc. 

House chores are not as burdensome as they used to be. Transportation is faster with airplanes, fast trains and cars.  If you need quick love and sex, there are numerous websites and services that offer that. We love speed and we have access to it. 

And yet not everything in life is easy to come by.

For example:

  • •Some couples take years before getting children.
  • •Some investments take years to grow before yielding.
  • •A quality education takes decades.
  • •Building a great career can take years.
  • •Getting your first house or car may take months or years etc.
  • •Some diseases and sicknesses take months or even years before cure.

There are promises that God has made to us as believers. And some of us have waited for years with no signs of answers. The Bible verse above is encouraging us to hold on and never give up.



So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God 3
  • Keep fasting.
  • Keep praying.
  • Keep doing good.
  • Keep obeying God.
  • Keep running the race of faith.
  • Keep giving your tithe and offering.
  • Keep giving to those who are less privileged than you are.
  • Keep serving those around you who need your assistance. 

Despite the persecution and trials please don’t let go of your faith. Your services and sacrifices are not in vain. 

The promises of God are yes and amen. In due time he will reward you. At the right moment he will open the doors that need to be opened. Just keep holding on and never give up. Jesus never fails.




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Prayer:


Lord Jesus, for the times I’m hurt and I want to take revenge, please remind me not to soil my hands with unrighteousness.

Please give me strength to trust you above myself.

Please help me give you my cares, wounds, pains, losses and hurts, trusting and believing that you Lord know best.

Amen.



For we know him who said, _It is mine to avenge; I will repay,_ and again, _The Lord will judge his people._ Hebrews 10_ 30. Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 2


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Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

Bible Verse Reading:


“For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”


Hebrews 10: 30.




For we know him who said, _It is mine to avenge; I will repay,_ and again, _The Lord will judge his people._ Hebrews 10_ 30. Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 3



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Bible Verse Reading:

“For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”

Hebrews 10: 30.



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Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39


Reflections And Lessons:



For we know him who said, _It is mine to avenge; I will repay,_ and again, _The Lord will judge his people._ Hebrews 10_ 30. Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 3


When people hurt us or take advantage of us, it is an easy trap to feel the urge to pay them back for their sins. 

For example:

1. A spouse cheats and the other spouse cheats back to show the first spouse just how painful their betrayal felt.

2. You are harassed by a bully and your first instinct is to harass the bully back to show them that they have no power over you.

3. You loan someone money and they fail to pay back. To show them how painful their actions were you decide to take some of their own property as compensation.



For we know him who said, _It is mine to avenge; I will repay,_ and again, _The Lord will judge his people._ Hebrews 10_ 30. Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 1


The examples for instances where we are tempted to take revenge abound. It’s a weakness of our fleshy bodies.Its very tempting to want to show our oppressors that we have power and might and it’s sadly an easy trap to fall into too. And yet the Bible Verse above is reminding us to put our ego aside and leave it to God.  Scripture is encouraging us to trust God and his methods for payback over our own.

And the truth is we can trust God to restore everything taken from us by the enemy. 

Whether those things are intangible goods like love, health, joy, laughter, freedom or tangible things like money, property and possessions. 

We can trust Jesus because his methods for restoration are much better than ours and his ways are higher than ours. Are you going through the pain of betrayal, hurt, loss and grief? 

Do you feel like taking matters into your own hands and avenging? Please don’t. Instead cast all your cares unto Jesus and he will deal with the situation.




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Prayer:


Lord Jesus, sometimes the pleasures of sin beckon me to leave the throne room. Sometimes the worries and cares of this world make me lose my way.

Sometimes trials and persecutions make me ask questions about my faith.

Please Lord, in whatever situation that I find myself in, help me fix my eyes on you and your promises.

Help me stay steadfast. Help me trust you.

Help me not to take you for granted. Help me stay righteous and faithful to the very end.

Amen.



If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27. but only a fearful expectation of judgment 2


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Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

Bible Verse Reading:


“If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27. but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.”


Hebrews 10: 26 -27




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Bible Verse Reading:

“If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27. but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.”

Hebrews 10: 26 -27



If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27. but only a fearful expectation of judgment 2


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Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39


Reflections And Lessons:



The gospel of punishment for sin, judgement and hell is not a popular one. It is a gospel many people don’t want to hear because it makes them uncomfortable. Unfortunately it is also a gospel that many people have grown indifferent to. Yet despite our reservations towards speaking about sin, judgement, punishment and hell, it is the gospel of truth. 

It is a message even Jesus preached and taught.

Many times we take God for granted. Because of his great mercies, patience and kindness we forget that we serve a holy God who hates sin. 



If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27. but only a fearful expectation of judgment 3


The price Jesus paid for our sins is too great for us to keep on sinning. It is an insult to his sacrifice paid on the cross.

As we go about our daily lives and as we run the journey of  faith, let us not fall into the trap that sin sets. A trap of fleeting pleasures. Let us continually remember that we serve a Holy God and let us worship and honor him by living sinless and righteousness lives. It is possible.



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Prayer:


Jesus thank you for the various avenues you have availed to help me keep in fellowship and communion with other believers and brethren.

Please keep opening more doors and giving me opportunities to keep in fellowship. Help me not tire serving other’s in love, faith and hope.

I love and adore you Jesus.

Amen.



Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching. Hebrews 10_ 25 Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 2


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Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

Bible Verse Reading:


“Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching.”

Hebrews 10: 25




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Bible Verse Reading:

“Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching.”


Hebrews 10: 25



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Reflections And Lessons:



Let’s admit it. Sometimes life gets really busy. If you have a job and a family with children for example, the work and bills can pile up. 

Recent statistics show that fewer and fewer people are going to church. 

Cathedrals and traditional churches are becoming empty. Some say it is because many people are losing their faith. But another explanation could be that people are just busier. Despite the reasons given, it’s important to stay in fellowship. 

Fellowship with other believers helps to build our faith, offers encouragement, motivation and inspiration to keep running the race of faith. With increased persecution of believers, having a fellowship and prayer group helps believers to stay strong. 

Fellowships can also be a great avenue to help others who might be struggling and in need of our services. Simply put, fellowships are great places for service and discipleship.

With the increase in technological advancements and the internet, we can’t really have an excuse for not staying in fellowship with our brethren during this modern age. 

So as a believer in Jesus who wants to build their faith, serve others and stay connected how can you keep in fellowship despite a tight schedule?



Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching. Hebrews 10_ 25 Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 3


Here are a few ideas:

1. There are various online churches these days. You have an opportunity to attend church without leaving your house.

2. You can listen to sermons and teachings on radio stations, podcasts and youtube where videos are continually being produced and uploaded.

3. You can buy a video or audio tape and listen to it while driving, at home, at the park or anywhere you get an opportunity and chance.

4. With the advent of PayPal and Visa, you can give your tithe and offering online and serve those who are less fortunate than you.

5. There are thousands of books, devotionals and other resources online that you can get to enrich your spiritual life.

6. With the advent of social media you can join prayer groups, activity groups and various spiritual and faith based clubs where you can share your faith with other believers all over the world.

Despite the various changes in our world and landscape, Apostle Paul’s encouragement is still valid even in this modern age. 

Please let’s not give up the habit of fellowship, meeting together, encouraging each other and sharing our faith.




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Prayer:


Jesus please teach me to love and do good deeds.

Lord, even when it is difficult and seems futile please give me strength to forge ahead and to never grow slack.

Help me to be a giver, lover and worker of good deeds.

Amen.



And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10_ 24 Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 2


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Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

Bible Verse Reading:


“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

Hebrews 10: 24




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Bible Verse Reading:

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”


Hebrews 10: 24



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Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39


Reflections And Lessons:



It’s often easy to love those who love us. It’s easy to reciprocate requited love. But what about loving those who are difficult to love? 

How can we spur each other to love people who are just difficult to love? 

Those who are prickly and tend to spun our love when we give it to them?



And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10_ 24 Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 3

Below are a few ways we can consider:

1. We can pray for them and whatever needs they have.

2. We can ask the Holy spirit to soften their hearts and make them receptive to love.

3. We can forgive them when they hurt us instead of choosing to hold a grudge. 

4. We can fast for them.

5. We can keep the doors of our hearts open to them instead of shutting them out.

6. We can patiently wait for them to change and become better.

7. We can tithe on their behalf as we stand in the gap for them.

8. We can keep offering our help and love in places they lack.




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Prayer:

Lord Jesus even when life gets hard and despair knocks at my doors, please help me hold onto hope.

Never giving up on your word and your promises.

Remind me Jesus that your promises are yes and amen and that you never fail.

Thank you Jesus.

Amen.



Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful Hebrews 10_ 23 Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 2


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Bible Verse Reading:


“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”

Hebrews 10: 23




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Bible Verse Reading:

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”

Hebrews 10: 23



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Reflections And Lessons:



Sometimes life’s storms hit. In this life it is inevitable. And you can never really know when the waves will hit. 


Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful Hebrews 10_ 23 Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 3

Yet we can trust Jesus and his word. We can put our hope and faith in Jesus who never fails and is faithful. The next time you feel like giving up, the next time you feel your hope waning, please remember that Jesus is faithful and his promises are yes and amen. Trust Jesus, he never fails.



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And now for a little while grace has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage.

Ezra 9:8


For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.        

Romans 5:17


And the Word became 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.

John 1:14


My son, let them not depart from your eyes—
Keep sound wisdom and discretion;
22 So they will be life to your soul
And grace to your neck.

Proverbs 3:21-22


“The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.”

Esther 2:17


But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.”

Acts 15:11


Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all 17 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

Romans 4:16-17


You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Psalms 45:2


And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.

John 1:16


For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You!

Psalms 84:11-12


“So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

Acts 20:32


Surely He scorns the scornful,
But gives grace to the humble.
35 The wise shall inherit glory,
But shame shall be the legacy of fools.

Proverbs 3:34-35


For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

John 1:17-18


For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 

Romans 3:23-24


When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord.

Acts 11:23


Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she will promote you;
She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.
9 She will place on your head an ornament of grace;
A crown of glory she will deliver to you.”

Proverbs 4:7-9


 
Who are you, O great mountain?
Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain!
And he shall bring forth the capstone
With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”

Zechariah 4:7


And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.

Acts 4:33


He who loves purity of heart
And has grace on his lips,
The king will be his friend.

Proverbs 22:11


 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 

Romans 5:1-2



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David …
You can see his vulnerability, you can taste his passion, 

you can feel his human-ness as he unashamedly bares his heart out and tells of his battles, wars and life.
This is a man who is not afraid to be himself whatever situation life throws his way!
And he is portrayed in all these varied hues and colors.


As a humble, unknown, unremarkable shepherd boy
As a strong, fearless, brave soldier and warrior
As a loyal friend and companion
As a transgressor who lost his way
As a covetous murderer
As a daring lustful adulterer
As a patient, long suffering crown King with no Kingdom
As a father and family man hurt by his family
As a zealous, energetic, naked dancer
As a soulful, heart-touching singer and psalmist
As a repentant sinner who found his way to God
As a regal, wise, calm ruler and leader
As a creative writer and inventor and builder
As a focused, goal oriented man


Sometimes you can find him happy, sometimes he is sad.
Sometimes you find him singing and other times quiet.
Sometimes you find him dancing and other times sitting.
Sometimes you find him fighting and other times fleeing.
Sometimes you find him crying and weeping in grief.
Sometimes you find him laughing and boisterous.
Sometimes you find him confused and unsure of things.
Sometimes you find him confident and bold.
Sometimes he is wise, sometimes he is foolish.


Empathetic, kind, unkind, forgiving, ruthless.
Hopeful, despairing, loving, hating, angry, calm, fearful, brave.
Eating, fasting, praying, partying, dancing.


A king, a soldier, a warrior, a pauper, a shepherd, a conqueror, servant, ruler! A human being in all the hues and colors. His is a story worth volumes and tomes of books.


One would wonder what was so special about David’s heart?
Simple! It was a human heart! It was real!
Vulnerable, bleeding, aching, soft and yet it sought after God!
An imperfect heart that knew it needed someone greater and bigger and more powerful to live, breath and be.
One would think everyone can be a David.


But alas that ain’t happening, see most people don’t have human hearts. They have hard, robotic hearts that don’t function or feel.


I pray Jesus turns the hard, robotic hearts into soft feeling hearts. I pray Jesus offers healing for pain. Beauty for bareness. Praise for pain. I might be biologically female but I’m certainly like David, when it comes to chasing and pursing God’s heart. Yes, I’m a woman after God’s own heart.


Bible Verse:

13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
and faithful in all he does.
14 The Lord upholds all who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

Psalms 145:13-21



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Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy, 19 To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine.

Psalms 33:18-19


Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.

Psalms 31:24


Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord. Psalms 31_24 Bible Verse Instagram Post

“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. 8 Deliver me from all my transgressions; Do not make me the reproach of the foolish.

Psalms 39:7-8


For in You, O Lord, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God.

Psalms 38:15


For in You, O Lord, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God. Psalms 38_15 Bible Verse Instagram Post

That they may set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments;

Psalms 78:7


Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.

Psalms 16:9


Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. Psalms 16_9 Bible Verse Instagram Post

Remember the word to Your servant, Upon which You have caused me to hope. 50 This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.

Psalms 119:49-50


Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.

Psalms 33:22


Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, Just as we hope in You. Psalms 33_22 Bible Verse Instagram Post

I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word. 148 My eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.

Psalms 119:147-148


My soul faints for Your salvation, But I hope in Your word.

Psalms 119:81


My soul faints for Your salvation, But I hope in Your word. Psalms 119_81 Bible Verse Instagram Post

Lord, I hope for Your salvation, And I do Your commandments. 167 My soul keeps Your testimonies, And I love them exceedingly. 168 I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my ways are before You.

Psalms 119:166-168


Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.

Psalms 119:116


Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope. Psalms 119_116 Bible Verse Instagram Post

For You are my hope, O Lord God; You are my trust from my youth.

Psalms 71:5


Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.

Psalms 42:5


Why are you cast down, O my soul_ And why are you disquieted within me_ Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him. For the help of His countenance. Psalms 42_5 Bible Verse Instagram Post

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope. 6 My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning — Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.

Psalms 130:5-6


The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy.

Psalms 147:11


The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy. Psalms 147_11 Bible Verse Instagram Post

O Israel, hope in the Lord; For with the Lord there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption.
8 And He shall redeem Israel From all his iniquities.

Psalms 130:7-8


Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God, 6 Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever,

Psalms 146:5-6


You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word. Psalms 119_114 Bible Verse Instagram Post

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.

Psalms 119:114




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