God's Words of Comfort


A Portion of God's Holy Word Regarding:

Guilt – Judgment – Conscience – Consequences – Mediator – Condemnation – Punishment

Because you are turned back from following the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you. Numbers 14:43 (HNV)
"I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments." Deuteronomy 5:9-10 (NKJV)
"I will punish those who do wrong; I will repay them…" The Lord will defend His people and have mercy on His servants. Deuteronomy 32:35-36 (NCV™)
Samuel answered, "What pleases the Lord more: burnt offerings and sacrifices or obedience to His voice? It is better to obey than to sacrifice of sheep." 1 Samuel 15:22 (NCV™)

Pink California Ice PlantThe LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness. 2 Samuel 3:39 (KJV)
David said to Gad, "I am in great distress. Please let us fall into the hand of the Lord, for His mercies are great; but do not let me fall into the hand of man." 2 Samuel 24:14 (NKJV)
The hand of our God is on His servants for good, but His power and His wrath are against all those who are turned away from Him. Ezra 8:22 (BBE)
After all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guilt, since You our God have punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us such deliverance as this. Ezra 9:13 (NKJV)
It is your own mouth, not mine, that shows you are wicked; your own lips testify against you. Job 15:6 (NCV™)
Judgment is before Him; therefore trust thou in Him. Job 35:14 (KJV)
Because the Lord sees the way of the upright, but the end of the sinner is destruction. Psalms 1:6 (BBE)
Let the congregation of the peoples surround You. Rule over them on high. The LORD administers judgment to the peoples. Judge me, LORD, according to my righteousness, And to my integrity that is in me. Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, But establish the righteous; Their minds and hearts are searched by the righteous God. My shield is with God, Who saves the upright in heart. God is a righteous judge. Psalms 7:7-11 (HNV)
For all His ordinances were before me, and His statutes I did not put away from me. I was blameless before Him, and I kept myself from guilt. Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight. Psalms 18:22-24 (NRSV)
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever. Psalms 23:4-6 (NKJV)
Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned. Psalms 34:21 (NKJV)
Surely You judge all people according to what they have done. Psalms 62:12 (NLT)
God alone is the Judge. He punishes one person and rewards another. Psalms 75:7 (GOD’S WORD®)
Though the wicked spring up as the grass, And all the evil-doers flourish, They will be destroyed forever. Psalms 92:7 (WEB)
For He cometh, for He cometh to judge the earth: He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His truth. Psalms 96:13 (KJV)
Lord, if You considered sins, Lord, who could stand? But with You there is forgiveness, so that You may be revered. Psalms 130:3-4 (HCSB)
The LORD preserves all those who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy. Psalms 145:20 (HNV)
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but He blesseth the habitation of the just. Proverbs 3:33 (KJV)
The labor of the righteous leads to life. The increase of the wicked leads to sin. Proverbs 10:16 (WEB)
Be assured, an evil man will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will be delivered. Proverbs 11:21 (RSV)
The light of the righteous shines brightly, But the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out. Proverbs 13:9 (WEB)
Wise behavior gets approval, but the way of the false is their destruction. Proverbs 13:15 (BBE)
Evil will overtake sinners, but the upright will be rewarded with good. Proverbs 13:21 (BBE)

Monument ValleyThe eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. Proverbs 15:3 (KJV)
A wise person will learn more from a warning than a fool will learn from a hundred lashings. Proverbs 17:10 (NCV)
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD. Proverbs 17:15 (HNV)
A man's conscience is the Lord's searchlight exposing his hidden motives. Proverbs 20:27 (TLB)
When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise; when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge. Proverbs 21:11 (RSV)
Whoever says to a guilty person, "You are innocent," will be cursed by people and condemned by nations. But people will be pleased with those who convict a guilty person, and a great blessing will come to them. Proverbs 24:24-25 (GOD’S WORD®)
The wicked are edgy with guilt, ready to run off even when no one's after them; Honest people are relaxed and confident, bold as lions. Proverbs 28:1 (The Message)
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Proverbs 28:13 (ESV)
I said in my heart, "God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work." Ecclesiastes 3:17 (WEB)
Why do people commit crimes so readily? Because crime is not punished quickly enough. Ecclesiastes 8:11 (GNT)
God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil. Ecclesiastes 12:14 (WEB)
The common people and the great people will be brought down; those who are proud will be humbled. The Lord All-Powerful will receive glory by judging fairly; the holy God will show Himself holy by doing what is right. Isaiah 5:15-16 (NCV™)
You, Lord, give true peace to those who depend on You, because they trust You. Isaiah 26:3 (NCV™)
But He Himself was wounded because of our iniquities. He was bruised because of our wickedness. The discipline of our peace was upon Him. And by His wounds, we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 (CPDV)
Even if you washed with the strongest soap, I would still see the stain of your guilt. Jeremiah 2:22 (GNT)

Black Cloud with Silver Lining"I will be your Judge, giving to everyone the reward of his ways." Ezekiel 33:20 (BBE)
God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way. God repented of the evil which He said he would do to them, and He didn't do it. Jonah 3:10 (WEB)
"I have made you desolate because of your sins… You will sow, but won't reap. You will tread the olives, but won't anoint yourself with oil; And crush grapes, but won't drink the wine." Micah 6:13, 15 (WEB)
The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. The LORD has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet. Nahum 1:3 (HNV)
"I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not Me," saith the LORD of Hosts. Malachi 3:5 (KJV)
"Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you, for God will judge you in the same way you judge others, and He will apply to you the same rules you apply to others. Why, then, do you look at the speck in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the log in your own eye? How dare you say to your brother, 'Please, let me take that speck out of your eye,' when you have a log in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will be able to see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye." Matthew 7:1-5 (GNT)
"Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV)
"Good people have good things in their hearts, and so they say good things. But evil people have evil in their hearts, so they say evil things. And I tell you that on the Judgment Day people will be responsible for every careless thing they have said. The words you have said will be used to judge you. Some of your words will prove you right, but some of your words will prove you guilty." Matthew 12:35-37 (NCV™)
"For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works." Matthew 16:27 (KJV)
[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 tYosemite Falls and Meadowhey 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)
"If a person is ashamed of Me and My Message in these adulterous and sinful days, I, the Son of Man, will be ashamed of that person when I return in the glory of My Father with the holy angels." Mark 8:38 (NLT)
"Judge not, and you shall not be judged; condemn not, and you shall not be condemned; pardon, and you shall be pardoned; give, and gifts shall be bestowed on you. Full measure, pressed, shaken down, and running over, shall they pour into your laps; for with the same measure that you use they shall measure to you in return." Luke 6:37-38 (WNT)
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:16-17 (KJV)
"He who trusts in Him does not come up for judgment. He who does not trust has already received sentence, because he has not his trust resting on the name of God's only Son." John 3:18 (WNT)
"The Father, in fact, judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son, so that all people will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
     "I assure you: Anyone who hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life… Do not be amazed at this, because a time is coming when all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come out--those who have done good things, to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked things, to the resurrection of judgment.
      "I can do nothing on My own. Only as I hear do I judge, and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me."
John 5:22-24, 28-30 (HCSB)
Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that You are the Holy One of God." John 6:68-69 (NRSV)
[When the Scribes and Pharisees brought the woman accused of adultery to Jesus (John 8:2-11), they question Him as to what should be done with her, for the stoning of adulterers was allowed under Moses’ Laws. But Jesus taught that we all fall short of God’s glory, and it is not up to us to judge others.]
When however they persisted with their question, He raised His head and said to them, "Let the sinless man among you be the first to throw a stone at her."
     Then He leant forward again, and again began to write on the ground. They listened to Him, and then, beginning with the eldest, took their departure, one by one, till all were gone. And Jesus was left behind alone--and the woman in the center of the court.
     Then, raising His head, Jesus said to her,
"Where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
     "No one, Sir," she replied.
     "And I do not condemn you either," said Jesus; "go, and from this time do not sin any more." John 8:7-11 (WNT)
West Coast Sea Mount"Even if I do judge, My judgment is valid because I don't make it on My own. I make My judgment with the Father who sent Me." John 8:16 (GOD’S WORD®)
"If anyone hears My words and doesn't follow them, I don't condemn them. I didn't come to condemn the world but to save the world. Those who reject Me by not accepting what I say have a judge appointed for them. The words that I have spoken will judge them on the last day." John 12:47-48 (GOD’S WORD®)
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13 (NKJV)
God has overlooked the times when people did not know Him, but now He commands all of them everywhere to turn away from their evil ways. For He has fixed a day in which He will judge the whole world with justice by means of a Man He has chosen. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising that Man from death! Acts 17:30-31 (GNT)
You are therefore without excuse, O man, whoever you are who sit in judgment upon others. For when you pass judgment on your fellow man, you condemn yourself; for you who sit in judgment upon others are guilty of the same misdeeds. Romans 2:1 (WNT)
He has been very kind and patient, waiting for you to change, but you think nothing of His kindness. Perhaps you do not understand that God is kind to you so you will change your hearts and lives. But you are stubborn and refuse to change, so you are making your own punishment even greater on the day He shows His anger. On that day everyone will see God's right judgments. God will reward or punish every person for what that person has done… For God judges all people in the same way. Romans 2:4-6, 11 (NCV™)
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. For the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you through Christ Jesus from the power of sin that leads to death. Romans 8:1-2 (NLT)
Oh, the depths of the richness of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are His judgments, and how unsearchable are His ways! Romans 11:33 (CPDV)
We shall all stand before God to be judged. Romans 14:10 (WNT)
If we would examine ourselves first, we would not come under God's judgment. But we are judged and punished by the Lord, so that we shall not be condemned together with the world. 1 Corinthians 11:31-32 (GNT)

Golden Sierra AspensWe must all of us appear before Christ's judgment-seat in our true characters, in order that each may then receive an award for his actions in this life, in accordance with what he has done, whether it be good or whether it be worthless. 2 Corinthians 5:10 (WNT)
Do not be fooled: You cannot cheat God. People harvest only what they plant. If they plant to satisfy their sinful selves, their sinful selves will bring them ruin. But if they plant to please the Spirit, they will receive eternal life from the Spirit. Galatians 6:7-8 (NCV™)
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV)
God has not pre-destined us to meet His anger, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 (WNT)
There is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all. 1 Timothy 2:5-6 (WEB)
If we endure, we will also reign with Him. If we will deny Him, He also will deny us. 2 Timothy 2:12 (HNV)
There is nothing that can be hid from God; everything in all creation is exposed and lies open before His eyes. And it is to Him that we must all give an account of ourselves. Hebrews 4:13 (GNT)
The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a cow are sprinkled on the people who are unclean, and this makes their bodies clean again. How much more is done by the blood of Christ. He offered Himself through the eternal Spirit as a perfect sacrifice to God. His blood will make our consciences pure from useless acts so we may serve the living God. Hebrews 9:13-14 (NCV™)
So let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith, with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water. Let us hold on firmly to the hope we profess, because we can trust God to keep His promise. Hebrews 10:22-23 (GNT)
You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which graciously forgives instead of crying out for vengeance as the blood of Abel did. Hebrews 12:24 (NLT)

Pink Freesia CA Flower FieldsWhoever breaks one commandment is guilty of breaking them all. For the same one who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not commit murder." Even if you do not commit adultery, you have become a lawbreaker if you commit murder. Speak and act as people who will be judged by the Law that sets us free. For God will not show mercy when He judges the person who has not been merciful; but mercy triumphs over judgment. James 2:10-13 (GNT)
The time has come for the judgment to begin, and it will begin with God's family. If it starts with us, what will be the end for those who refuse to obey the Good News of God? 1 Peter 4:17 (GOD’S WORD®)
God did not have pity for the angels who did evil, but sent them down into hell, to be kept in chains of eternal night till they were judged. 2 Peter 2:4 (BBE)
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 (NRSV)
Now Enoch, who lived seven generations after Adam, prophesied about these people. He said, "Look, the Lord is coming with thousands of His holy ones. He will bring the people of the world to judgment. He will convict the ungodly of all the evil things they have done in rebellion and of all the insults that godless sinners have spoken against Him." Jude 14-15 (NLT)
"Be mindful, therefore, of the lessons you have received and heard. Continually lay them to heart, and repent. If, however, you fail to rouse yourself and keep awake, I shall come upon you suddenly like a thief, and you will certainly not know the hour at which I shall come to judge you." Revelation 3:3 (WNT)
I heard a voice from the altar say, "Even so, O Lord God, the Ruler of all, true and righteous are Thy judgments." Revelation 16:7 (WNT)
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