God's Words of Comfort

 

A Portion of God's Holy Word Regarding:


Accomplishment – Achieving – Overcoming – Success – Victory – Reward


Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 (NRSV)
 
Trees, Bridge, and Lake Fall ColorsYou might say to yourself, "I am rich because of my own power and strength," but remember the Lord your God! It is He who gives you the power to become rich, keeping the agreement He promised to your ancestors, as it is today. Deuteronomy 8:17-18 (NCV™)
 
Do not cheat when you use weights and measures. Use true and honest weights and measures, so that you may live a long time in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. The Lord hates people who cheat. Deuteronomy 25:14-16 (GNT)
 
If you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. Deuteronomy 28:1-6 (ESV)
 
The Lord will appoint you as the head, and not as the tail. And you shall be always above, and not beneath. But only if you will listen to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I entrust to you this day, and will keep and do them. Deuteronomy 28:13 (CPDV)
 
The LORD will reward any person who is righteous and faithful. 1 Samuel 26:23 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
Lord, You give light to my lamp. The Lord brightens the darkness around me. With Your help I can attack an army. With God's help I can jump over a wall. 2 Samuel 22:29-30 (NCV™)
 
The Lord restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Job 42:10 (NKJV)
 
You have also given me the shield of Your salvation. Your right hand sustains me. Your gentleness has made me great. You have enlarged my steps under me, my feet have not slipped. I will pursue my enemies, and overtake them. Neither will I turn again until they are consumed. Psalms 18:35-37 (WEB)
 
Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed. He will answer him from His holy Heaven, With the saving strength of His right hand. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, But we trust the name of the LORD our God. They are bowed down and fallen, But we rise up, and stand upright. Psalms 20:6-8 (HNV)
 
Promotion and power come from nowhere on earth, but only from God. He promotes one and deposes another. Psalms 75:6-7 (TLB)
 
The LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalms 84:11 (KJV)
 
I praise You, Lord, because You heard me, because You have given me victory. The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most important of all. This was done by the Lord; what a wonderful sight it is! Psalms 118:21-23 (GNT)
 
Lord, make us prosperous again, just as the rain brings water back to dry riverbeds. Let those who wept as they planted their crops, gather the harvest with joy! Those who wept as they went out carrying the seed will come back singing for joy, as they bring in the harvest. Psalms 126:4-6 (GNT)
 
Teton cabinHappy is the worshipper of the Lord, who is walking in His ways. You will have the fruit of the work of your hands: happy will you be, and all will be well for you. Psalms 128:1-2 (BBE)
 
My child, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in mind. Then you will live a long time, and your life will be successful. Don't ever forget kindness and truth. Wear them like a necklace. Write them on your heart as if on a tablet. Then you will be respected and will please both God and people. Proverbs 3:1-4 (NCV™)
 
The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22 (NKJV)
 
One person enjoys good things as a result of his speaking ability. Another is paid according to what his hands have accomplished. Proverbs 12:14 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy man will be put to forced labor. Proverbs 12:24 (NKJV)
 
The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. Proverbs 13:4 (NKJV)
 
Evil will overtake sinners, but the upright will be rewarded with good. Proverbs 13:21 (BBE)
 
Depend on the Lord in whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 (NCV™)
 
He who has pity on the poor gives to the Lord, and the Lord will give him his reward. Proverbs 19:17 (BBE)
 
People may plan all kinds of things, but the Lord’s will is going to be done. Proverbs 19:21 (GNT)
 
The horse is made ready for the day of war, but power to overcome is from the Lord. Proverbs 21:31 (BBE)
 
Be generous and share your food with the poor. You will be blessed for it. Proverbs 22:9 (GNT)
 
Moss Green gorgeShow me someone who does a good job, and I will show you someone who is better than most and worthy of the company of kings. Proverbs 22:29 (GNT)
 
I saw that there is nothing better than for a man to have joy in his work--because that is his reward. Ecclesiastes 3:22 (BBE)
 
Tell those who do what is right that things will go well for them, because they will receive a reward for what they do. Isaiah 3:10 (NCV™)
 
The Lord has said this: "Keep your voice from sorrow and your eyes from weeping: for your work will be rewarded," says the Lord. Jeremiah 31:16 (BBE)
 
 
O great and mighty God, whose name is the Lord of Hosts, great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open to all the ways of the children of man, rewarding each one according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds. Jeremiah 32:18-19 (ESV)
 
"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." Matthew 5:5 (KJV)
 
"You are the light of the world; a town cannot be hid if built on a hill-top. Nor is a lamp lighted to be put under a bushel, but on the lamp stand; and then it gives light to all in the house. Just so let your light shine before all men, in order that they may see your holy lives and may give glory to your Father who is in Heaven." Matthew 5:14-16 (WNT)
 
"When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly." Matthew 6:6 (NKJV)
 
"Every one who hears these My teachings and acts upon them will be found to resemble a wise man who builds his house upon rock; and the heavy rain falls, the swollen torrents come, and the winds blow and beat against the house; yet it does not fall, for its foundation is on rock. And every one who hears these My teachings and does not act upon them will be found to resemble a fool who builds his house upon sand. The heavy rain descends, the swollen torrents come, and the winds blow and burst upon the house, and it falls; and disastrous is the fall." Matthew 7:24-27 (WNT)
 
Then Jesus said to His followers, "If people want to follow Me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing even to give up their lives to follow Me. Those who want to save their lives will give up true life, and those who give up their lives for Me will have true life. It is worth nothing for them to have the whole world if they lose their souls. They could never pay enough to buy back their souls. The Son of Man will come again with His Father's glory and with His angels. At that time, He will reward them for what they have done." Matthew 16:24-27 (NCV™)
 
Jesus Stained Glass"Many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first." Matthew 19:30 (KJV)
 
"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. In the same way, the Son of Man did not come to be served. He came to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many people." Matthew 20:26-28 (NCV™)
 
[In Jesus’ Judgment of the Nations sermon (sometimes referred to as the Sheep and Goat Judgment), He tells us that judgment for sin is inevitable and that this will occur at His Second Coming. There is no way we can escape sin, and that it must be punished. Here the Great Tribulation survivors from the nations are being judged based on whether they cast their sins at the foot of the cross during the Tribulation by accepting Jesus as their Savior, or not. Christ’s brethren will not face this judgment because their substitute, Jesus, has already taken their punishment for them – which is why He died on the cross, to pay the penalty of all the sin in the world – and they won’t face condemnation (see Romans 8:1-2 below). Those that have already acknowledged their guilt and have asked for mercy by believing in Christ are the ”sheep” in the following passage, and will be rewarded with eternal life in the Kingdom. Those that haven’t, or won’t, accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior are the ”goats,” and will receive eternal condemnation.]
"When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then will He sit upon His glorious throne, and all the nations will be gathered into His presence. And He will separate them from one another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and will make the sheep stand at His right hand, and the goats at His left.
     "Then the King will say to those at His right, 'Come, My Father's blessed ones, receive your inheritance of the Kingdom which has been divinely intended for you ever since the creation of the world. For when I was hungry, you gave Me food; when I was thirsty, you gave Me drink; when I was homeless, you gave Me a welcome; when I was ill-clad, you clothed Me; when I was sick, you visited Me; when I was in prison, you came to see Me.'
     "'When, Lord,' the righteous will reply,' did we see Thee hungry, and feed Thee; or thirsty, and give Thee drink? When did we see Thee homeless, and give Thee a welcome? or ill-clad, and clothe Thee? When did we see Thee sick or in prison, and come to see Thee?'
     "But the King will answer them, 'In solemn truth I tell you that in so far as you rendered such services to one of the humblest of these My brethren, you rendered them to Myself.'
     "Then will He say to those at His left, 'Begone from Me, with the curse resting upon you, into the Fire of the Ages, which has been prepared for the Devil and his angels. For when I was hungry, you gave Me nothing to eat; when thirsty, you gave Me nothing to drink; when homeless, you gave Me no welcome; ill-clad, you clothed Me not; sick or in prison, you visited Me not.'
     "Then will they also answer, 'Lord, when did we see Thee hungry or thirsty or homeless or ill-clad or sick or in prison, and not come to serve Thee?'
     "But He will reply, 'In solemn truth I tell you that in so far as you withheld such services from one of the humblest of these, you withheld them from Me.' And these shall go away into the Punishment of the Ages, but the righteous into the Life of the Ages."
Matthew 25:31-46 (WNT)
 
"Blessed are you when men shall hate you and exclude you from their society and insult you, and spurn your very names as evil things, for the Son of Man's sake. Be glad at such a time, and dance for joy; for your reward is great in Heaven; for that is just the way their forefathers behaved to the Prophets!" Luke 6:22-23 (WNT)
 
John answered, "People can't receive anything unless it has been given to them from Heaven." John 3:27 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
"I am the Vine. You are the branches. He who remains in Me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If a man doesn't remain in Me, he is thrown out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you remain in Me, and My words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done to you. In this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be My disciples." John 15:5-8 (WEB)
 
"These 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 16:33 (KJV)
 
Peach GladsFor this cause those who are in Christ Jesus will not be judged as sinners. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2 (BBE)
 
We are able to overcome all these things and more through His love. For I am certain that not death, or life, or angels, or rulers, or things present, or things to come, or powers, Or things on high, or things under the earth, or anything which is made, will be able to come between us and the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39 (BBE)
 
So, neither he who plants, nor he who waters, is anything, but only God, who provides the growth. Now he who plants, and he who waters, are one. But each shall receive his proper reward, according to his labors. For we are God’s assistants. You are God’s field; you are God’s building. 1 Corinthians 3:7-9 (CPDV)
 
Who made you superior to others? Didn't God give you everything you have? Well, then, how can you boast, as if what you have were not a gift? 1 Corinthians 4:7 (GNT)
 
So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step. I fight to win. 1 Corinthians 9:26 (TLB)
 
O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? For sin is the sting that results in death, and the Law gives sin its power. How we thank God, who gives us victory over sin and death through Jesus Christ our Lord! So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord's work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. 1 Corinthians 15:55-58 (NLT)
 
Remember that the person who plants few seeds will have a small crop; the one who plants many seeds will have a large crop. You should each give, then, as you have decided, not with regret or out of a sense of duty; for God loves the one who gives gladly. And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (GNT)
 
As the Scriptures say, "If anyone is going to boast, let him boast about what the Lord has done and not about himself." When someone boasts about himself and how well he has done, it doesn't count for much. But when the Lord commends him, that's different! 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 (TLB)


We must not become tired of doing good. We will receive our harvest of eternal life at the right time if we do not give up. When we have the opportunity to help anyone, we should do it. But we should give special attention to those who are in the family of believers. Galatians 6:9-10 (NCV™)
 
Christ gave gifts to people -- He made some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to go and tell the Good News, and some to have the work of caring for and teaching God's people. Christ gave those gifts to prepare God's holy people for the work of serving, to make the body of Christ stronger. This work must continue until we are all joined together in the same faith and in the same knowledge of the Son of God. We must become like a mature person, growing until we become like Christ and have His perfection. Then we will no longer be babies. We will not be tossed about like a ship that the waves carry one way and then another. We will not be influenced by every new teaching we hear from people who are trying to fool us. They make plans and try any kind of trick to fool people into following the wrong path. Ephesians 4:11-14 (NCV™)
 
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 (WEB)
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My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (KJV)
 
Therefore do not cast from you your confident hope, for it will receive a vast reward. For you stand in need of patient endurance, so that, as a result of having done the will of God, you may receive the promised blessing. Hebrews 10:35-36 (WNT)
 
Blessed is he who patiently endures trials; for when he has stood the test, he will gain the victor's crown--even the crown of Life--which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12 (WNT)
 
Every good present and every perfect gift comes from above, from the Father who made the sun, moon, and stars. The Father doesn't change like the shifting shadows produced by the sun and the moon. James 1:17 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
When the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away. 1 Peter 5:4 (NKJV)
 
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has existed from the very beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the Evil one. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father. I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has existed from the very beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong and God's Message still has a place in your hearts, and you have overcome the Evil one. 1 John 2:13-14 (WNT)
 
My dear friends, don't believe everything you hear. Carefully weigh and examine what people tell you. Not everyone who talks about God comes from God. There are a lot of lying preachers loose in the world. Here's how you test for the genuine Spirit of God. Everyone who confesses openly his faith in Jesus Christ - the Son of God, who came as an actual flesh-and-blood person - comes from God and belongs to God. And everyone who refuses to confess faith in Jesus has nothing in common with God. This is the spirit of antichrist that you heard was coming. Well, here it is, sooner than we thought! My dear children, you come from God and belong to God. You have already won a big victory over those false teachers, for the Spirit in you is far stronger than anything in the world. These people belong to the Christ-denying world. They talk the world's language and the world eats it up. But we come from God and belong to God. Anyone who knows God understands us and listens. The person who has nothing to do with God will, of course, not listen to us. This is another test for telling the Spirit of Truth from the spirit of deception.1 John 4:1-6 (The Message)
 
Grand Prismatic SpringTo love God means that we obey His commandments. Obeying His commandments isn't difficult because everyone who has been born from God has won the victory over the world. Our faith is what wins the victory over the world. Who wins the victory over the world? Isn't it the person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:3-5 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
"Let all who have ears give heed to what the Spirit is saying to the Churches. To him who overcomes I will give the privilege of eating the fruit of the Tree of Life, which is in the Paradise of God… Let all who have ears give heed to what the Spirit is saying to the Churches. He who overcomes shall be in no way hurt by the Second Death." Revelation 2:7, 11 (WNT)
 
"Let all who have ears give heed to what the Spirit is saying to the Churches. He who overcomes--to him I will give some of the hidden Manna, and a white stone; and--written upon the stone and known only to him who receives it--a new name." Revelation 2:17 (WNT)
 
"He who overcomes, and he who keeps My works to the End, to him will I give authority over the nations. He will rule them with a rod of iron, shattering them like clay pots; as I also have received of My Father: and I will give him the morning star." Revelation 2:26-28 (WEB)
 
"In this way he who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments; and I will certainly not blot out his name from the Book of Life, but will acknowledge him in the presence of My Father and His angels." Revelation 3:5 (WNT)
 
"Because in spite of suffering you have guarded My word, I in turn will guard you from that hour of trial which is soon coming upon the whole world, to put to the test the inhabitants of the earth. I am coming quickly: cling to that which you already possess, so that your wreath of victory be not taken away from you. He who overcomes--I will make him a pillar in the sanctuary of My God, and he shall never go out from it again. And I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which is to come down out of Heaven from My God, and My own new name." Revelation 3:10-12 (WNT)
 
"I am now standing at the door and am knocking. If any one listens to My voice and opens the door, I will go in to be with him and will feast with him, and he shall feast with Me. To him who overcomes I will give the privilege of sitting down with Me on My throne, as I also have overcome and have sat down with My Father on His throne." Revelation 3:20-21 (WNT)
 
They will make war upon the Lamb, and the Lamb will triumph over them; for He is Lord of lords and King of kings. And those who accompany Him--called, as they are, and chosen, and faithful--shall share in the victory. Revelation 17:14 (WNT)
 
The One on the throne said to me, "It is finished. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give free water from the spring of the water of life to anyone who is thirsty. Those who win the victory will receive this, and I will be their God, and they will be My children. But cowards, those who refuse to believe, who do evil things, who kill, who sin sexually, who do evil magic, who worship idols, and who tell lies -- all these will have a place in the lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death." Revelation 21:6-8 (NCV™)
 
"I am coming quickly; and My reward is with Me, that I may requite every man in accordance with what his conduct has been. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End." Blessed are those who wash their robes clean, that they may have a right to the Tree of Life, and may go through the gates into the city. Revelation 22:12-14 (WNT)
 
 
 
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