God's Words of Comfort

 

A Portion of God's Holy Word Regarding:


Worship – Praise – Glorify – God's Glory – Testimony


Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the LORD, saying, "I will sing to the LORD, for He has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider He has thrown into the sea. The LORD is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him, my father's God, and I will exalt Him." Exodus 15:1-2 (RSV)
 
For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Exodus 34:14 (KJV)
 
The Lord your God is to be loved with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Keep these words, which I say to you this day, deep in your hearts; Teaching them to your children with all care, talking of them when you are at rest in your house or walking by the way, when you go to sleep and when you get up. Let them be fixed as a sign on your hand, and marked on your brow; Have them lettered on the pillars of your houses and over the doors of your towns. Deuteronomy 6:5-9 (BBE)
 
Stained Glass JesusAnd you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish. Deuteronomy 8:18-19 (NKJV)
 
Let the fear of the Lord your God be before you, give Him worship and be true to Him at all times, taking your oaths in His name. He is your God, the God of your praise, your God who has done for you all these works of power which your eyes have seen. Deuteronomy 10:20-21 (BBE)
 
Therefore you shall love Yahweh your God, and keep His charge, and His statutes, and His ordinances, and His commandments, always. Deuteronomy 11:1 (WEB)
 
I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. 2 Samuel 22:4 (KJV)
 
The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation… Therefore I will give thanks unto Thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto Thy name. 2 Samuel 22:47, 50 (KJV)
 
Praise the Lord, all nations on earth. Praise the Lord's glory and power; praise the glory of the Lord's name. Bring an offering and come to Him. Worship the Lord because He is holy. 2 Chronicles 16:28-29 (NCV™)
 
Stand up and bless the LORD your God for ever and ever: and blessed be Thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise. Nehemiah 9:5 (KJV)
 
"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?" Job 38:4-7 (NRSV)
 
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, All sheep and oxen--Even the beasts of the field, The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth! Psalms 8:3-9 (NKJV)
 
I will give You praise, O Lord, with all my heart; I will make clear all the wonder of Your works. I will be glad and have delight in You: I will make a song of praise to Your name, O Most High. Psalms 9:1-2 (BBE)
 
The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork… The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. Psalms 19:1, 7-8 (NKJV)
 
I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalms 34:1 (KJV)
 
Worship God if you want the best; worship opens doors to all His goodness. Psalms 34:9 (The Message)
 
"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalms 46:10 (KJV)
 
Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises! For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm! Psalms 47:6-7 (ESV)
 
"Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God." Psalms 50:23 (NKJV)
 
Lord, open my lips. My mouth shall declare Your praise. For You don't delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it. You have no pleasure in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. Psalms 51:15-17 (HNV)
 
Yosemite Falls Mirror ImageBecause Thy loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise Thee. Thus will I bless Thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in Thy name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise Thee with joyful lips. Psalms 63:3-5 (KJV)
 
Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth! Sing to the glory of His name! Offer glory and praise! Tell God, "How awesome are Your deeds! Through the greatness of Your power, Your enemies will submit themselves to You. All the earth will worship You, And will sing to You; They will sing to Your name." Psalms 66:1-4 (WEB)
 
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving… Let the heaven and earth praise Him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein. Psalms 69:30, 34 (KJV)
 
Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, "Let God be magnified!" Psalms 70:4 (NKJV)
 
I will praise You with music, telling of Your faithfulness to all your promises, O Holy One of Israel. I will shout and sing Your praises for redeeming me. I will talk to others all day long about Your justice and Your goodness.  Psalms 71:22-24 (TLB)
 
Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. Psalms 73:25 (NKJV)
 
The heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints. For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord? God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, And to be held in reverence by all those around Him. Psalms 89:5-7 (NKJV)
 
It is a good thing to give thanks to Yahweh, To sing praises to Your name, Most High; To proclaim Your loving kindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night, With the ten-stringed lute, with the harp, And with the melody of the lyre. For You, Yahweh, have made me glad through Your work. I will triumph in the works of Your hands. Psalms 92:1-4 (WEB)  
 
O come, let us make songs to the Lord; sending up glad voices to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His face with praises; and make melody with holy songs. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King over all gods… O come, let us give worship, falling down on our knees before the Lord our Maker. For He is our God; and we are the people to whom He gives food, and the sheep of His flock. Today, if you would only give ear to His voice! Psalms 95:1-3, 6-7 (BBE)
 
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods… Give unto the LORD the glory due unto His name: bring an offering, and come into His courts. O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before Him, all the earth. Psalms 96:4, 8-9 (KJV)
 
Stained Glass KingThe Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad... The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim His righteousness; and all the peoples behold His glory. Psalms 97:1, 5-6 (NRSV)
 
Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at His footstool; for He is holy… Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at His holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy. Psalms 99:5, 9 (KJV)
 
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations. Psalms 100:1-5 (KJV)
 
Give praise to the Lord, O my soul; let everything in me give praise to His holy name. Give praise to the Lord, O my soul; let not all His blessings go from your memory. He has forgiveness for all your sins; He takes away all your diseases; He keeps back your life from destruction, crowning you with mercy and grace. He makes your mouth full of good things, so that your strength is made new again like the eagle's. Psalms 103:1-5 (BBE)
 
O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon His name: make known His deeds among the people. Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him: talk ye of all His wondrous works. Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. Seek the LORD, and His strength: seek His face evermore. Remember His marvelous works that He hath done; His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth. Psalms 105:1-5 (KJV)
 
The Lord saved them for His own sake, to show His great power. He commanded the Red Sea, and it dried up. He led them through the deep sea as if it were a desert. He saved them from those who hated them. He saved them from their enemies, and the water covered their foes. Not one of them escaped. Then the people believed what the Lord said, and they sang praises to Him. Psalms 106:8-12 (NCV™)
 
From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, the LORD's name is to be praised. Psalms 113:3 (HNV)
 
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name let glory be given, because of Your mercy and Your unchanging faith. Psalms 115:1 (BBE)
 
Red Sunset CloudsBlessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in His ways… Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. I have inclined mine heart to perform Thy statutes always, even unto the end… I am Thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know Thy testimonies. It is time for Thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void Thy law. Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. Psalms 119:2-3, 111-112, 125-127 (KJV)
 
Let me give glory to You, O God, my King; and blessing to Your name for ever and ever. Every day will I give You blessing, praising Your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; His power may never be searched out. Psalms 145:1-3 (BBE)
 
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and His compassion is over all that He has made. All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord, and all Your faithful shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your Kingdom, and tell of Your power, to make known to all people Your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of Your Kingdom. Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations. The Lord is faithful in all His words, and gracious in all His deeds. Psalms 145:8-13 (NRSV)
 
Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and His praise in the congregation of saints. Let Israel rejoice in Him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. Let them praise His name in the dance: let them sing praises unto Him with the timbrel and harp. For the LORD taketh pleasure in His people: He will beautify the meek with salvation. Psalms 149:1-4 (KJV)
 
Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in His sanctuary: praise Him in the firmament of His power. Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness… Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD. Psalms 150:1-2, 6 (KJV)
 
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30 (KJV)
 
Too much honey is bad for you, and so is trying to win too much praise. Proverbs 25:27 (GNT)
 
Don't praise yourself. Let someone else do it. Let the praise come from a stranger and not from your own mouth. Proverbs 27:2 (NCV™)
 
B and W Teton ChapelWatch your step when you enter God's house. Enter to learn. That's far better than mindlessly offering a sacrifice, doing more harm than good. Don't shoot off your mouth, or speak before you think. Don't be too quick to tell God what you think He wants to hear. God's in charge, not you - the less you speak, the better. Ecclesiastes 5:1-2 (The Message)
 
One cried to another, and said, "Holy, holy, holy, is Yahweh of Hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory." Isaiah 6:3 (WEB)
 
Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You. I will praise Your name, for You have accomplished wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness. Isaiah 25:1 (HCSB)
 
For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our King; He will save us. Isaiah 33:22 (KJV)
 
"They are My own people, and I created them to bring Me glory." Isaiah 43:7 (GNT)
 
This people have I formed for Myself; they shall shew forth My praise. Isaiah 43:21 (KJV)
 
"I have sworn by Myself, the word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear." Isaiah 45:23 (KJV)
 
The Lord says, "Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house, then, could you build for Me, what kind of place for Me to live in? I Myself created the whole universe! I am pleased with those who are humble and repentant, who fear Me and obey Me. Isaiah 66:1-2 (GNT)
 
"Am I a God nearby," says the Lord, "and not a God far off? Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?" says the Lord. "Do I not fill heaven and earth?" says the Lord. Jeremiah 23:23-24 (NRSV)
 
"Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for Me?" Jeremiah 32:27 (KJV)
 
The Lord declares that the happy voices of bridegrooms and of brides, and the joyous song of those bringing thanksgiving offerings to the Lord will be heard again in this doomed land. The people will sing, "Praise the Lord! For He is good and His mercy endures forever!" For I will make this land happier and more prosperous than it has ever been before. Jeremiah 33:10-11 (TLB)
 
"From the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same My name is be great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to My name, and a pure offering: for My name is great among the nations," says the LORD of Hosts. Malachi 1:11 (HNV)
 
Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! for it is written, 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve only Him.'" Matthew 4:10 (NRSV)
 
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden… So then, let your light shine in the sight of men, so that they may see your good works, and may glorify your Father, who is in Heaven." Matthew 5:14, 16 (CPDV)
 
"For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen." Matthew 6:13 (KJV)
 
Soon great crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were crippled in feet or hands, blind or dumb, and many besides, and they hastened to lay them at His feet. And He cured them, so that the people were amazed to see the dumb speaking, the maimed with their hands perfect, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they gave the glory to the God of Israel. Matthew 15:30-31 (WNT)
 
The blind and the lame came to Him, and He healed them there in the Temple. The leading priests and the teachers of religious law saw these wonderful miracles and heard even the little children in the Temple shouting, "Praise God for the Son of David."
     But they were indignant and asked Jesus, "Do You hear what these children are saying?"

     "Yes," Jesus replied. "Haven't you ever read the Scriptures? For they say, 'You have taught children and infants to give You praise.'" Matthew 21:14-16 (NLT)
 
Volcanic Layer Topping MountainAs Jesus was leaving, the man who had been possessed asked permission to accompany Him. But He would not allow it. "Go home to your family," He said, "and report to them all that the Lord has done for you, and the mercy He has shown you." So the man departed, and related publicly everywhere in the Ten Towns all that Jesus had done for him; and all were astonished. Mark 5:18-20 (WNT)
 
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:14 (KJV)
 
"No man, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a cellar, nor under a basket, but on the stand, that they which enter in may see the light." Luke 11:33 (WEB)
 
"Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God. But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God." Luke 12:8-9 (NKJV)


As He rode along [toward Jerusalem], people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. As He was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in Heaven, and glory in the highest Heaven!"
     Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, order Your disciples to stop."
     He answered, "I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out." Luke 19:36-40 (NRSV)
 
"But this will give you an opportunity to tell about Me. Make up your minds not to worry ahead of time about what you will say. I will give you the wisdom to say things that none of your enemies will be able to stand against or prove wrong." Luke 21:13-15 (NCV™)
 
["Come and See." This was the invitation Philip the disciple gave to his friend Nathanael that he indeed had found the Son of God, as spoken of by Moses and the prophets. Skeptical Nathanael didn’t expect to find much, judging by his response to the invitation (”Is it possible for any good to come out of Nazareth?”), but he went along anyway. Although they had never met, Jesus, being the Son of God, already knew everything there was to know about Nathanael. This omniscience was enough to convince Nathanael that he had come face to face with the Messiah. This is also our invitation to "come and see," to those of us that are lost in sin. God knows everything about us and sent His Son to save us from ourselves, from our sinful lives if only we would believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that believing you may have life eternal in His name.]
Philip came across Nathanael and said to him, "We have made a discovery! It is He of whom Moses, in the Law, and the prophets were writing, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
     "Nazareth!" said Nathanael, "Is it possible for any good to come out of Nazareth?"
     Philip said to him, "Come and see."
     Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him and said of him, "See, here is a true son of Israel in whom there is nothing false."
     Nathanael said to Him, "Where did You get knowledge of me?"
     In answer Jesus said, "Before Philip was talking with you, while you were still under the fig-tree, I saw you."
     Nathanael said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God, You are King of Israel!"
     In answer Jesus said to him, "You have faith because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig-tree.' You will see greater things than these." And He said to him, "Truly I say to you all, You will see Heaven opening and God's angels going up and coming down on the Son of Man." John 1:45-51 (BBE)
 
Golden Sierra Road"But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth." John 4:23-24 (KJV)
 
"Were I to glorify Myself," answered Jesus, "I should have no real glory. There is One who glorifies Me--namely My Father." John 8:54 (WNT)
 
We all know that God does not listen to sinners, but He listens to anyone who worships and obeys Him. John 9:31 (NCV™)
 
Now a certain man, named Lazarus, of Bethany, was lying ill--Bethany being the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (It was the Mary who poured the perfume over the Lord and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill.) So the sisters sent to Him to say, "Master, he whom You hold dear is ill."
     Jesus received the message and said, "This illness is not to end in death, but is to promote the glory of God, in order that the Son of God may be glorified by it." John 11:1-4 (WNT)
 
Jesus replied that the time had come for Him to return to His glory in Heaven, and that, "I must fall and die like a kernel of wheat that falls into the furrows of the earth. Unless I die I will be alone—a single seed. But My death will produce many new wheat kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives. If you love your life down here—you will lose it. If you despise your life down here—you will exchange it for eternal glory. If these men want to be My disciples, tell them to come and follow Me, for My servants must be where I am. And if they follow Me, the Father will honor them… Father, bring glory and honor to Your name." Then a voice spoke from Heaven saying, "I have already done this, and I will do it again." John 12:23-26, 28 (TLB)
 
A number even of the rulers had belief in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not say so openly for fear that they might be shut out from the Synagogue: For the praise of men was dearer to them than the approval of God. John 12:42-43 (BBE)
 
As soon as Judas [Iscariot] left the room, Jesus said, "The time has come for Me, the Son of Man, to enter into My glory, and God will receive glory because of all that happens to Me." John 13:31 (NLT)
 
"I can guarantee this truth: Those who believe in Me will do the things that I am doing. They will do even greater things because I am going to the Father. I will do anything you ask [the Father] in My name so that the Father will be given glory because of the Son. If you ask Me to do something, I will do it." John 14:12-14 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
"If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples." John 15:7-8 (KJV)
 
Jesus said these things, and lifting up His eyes to Heaven, He said, "Father, the time has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son may also glorify You… I glorified You on the earth. I have accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. Now, Father, glorify Me with Your own self with the glory which I had with You before the world existed." John 17:1, 4-5 (WEB)
 
Then Ananias said to Saul, "The God of our forefathers has appointed you to know His will, and to see the righteous One and hear Him speak. For you shall be a witness for Him, to all men, of what you have seen and heard. And now why delay? Rise, get yourself baptized, and wash off your sins, calling upon His name." Acts 22:14-16 (WNT)
 
When they had come to know God, they did not give Him glory as God nor render Him thanks, but they became absorbed in useless discussions, and their senseless minds were darkened. While boasting of their wisdom they became utter fools, and, instead of worshipping the imperishable God, they worshipped images resembling perishable man or resembling birds or beasts or reptiles. Romans 1:21-23 (WNT)
 
Those whom God had already chosen He also set apart to become like His Son, so that the Son would be the first among many believers. And so those whom God set apart, He called; and those He called, He put right with Himself, and He shared His glory with them. Romans 8:29-30 (GNT) 
 
So then, my friends, because of God's great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to His service and pleasing to Him. This is the true worship that you should offer. Romans 12:1 (GNT)
 
For it is written: "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bend to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God." Romans 14:11 (CPDV)
 
And so, neither he who plants, nor he who waters, is anything, but only God, who provides the growth. 1 Corinthians 3:7 (CPDV)
 
Do you not know that your bodies are a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is within you--the Spirit whom you have from God? And you are not your own, for you have been redeemed at infinite cost. Therefore glorify God in your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (WNT)
 
Pray in the Spirit at all times with all kinds of prayers, asking for everything you need. To do this you must always be ready and never give up. Always pray for all God's people. Also pray for me that when I speak, God will give me words so that I can tell the secret of the Good News without fear. I have been sent to preach this Good News, and I am doing that now, here in prison. Pray that when I preach the Good News I will speak without fear, as I should. Ephesians 6:18-20 (NCV™)
 
Whatever happens, dear friends, be glad in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you this and it is good for you to hear it again and again. Watch out for those wicked men—who say you must be circumcised to be saved. For it isn't the cutting of our bodies that makes us children of God; it is worshipping Him with our spirits. That is the only true "circumcision." We Christians glory in what Christ Jesus has done for us and realize that we are helpless to save ourselves. Philippians 3:1-3 (TLB) [Italics theirs]
 
Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8 (NRSV)
 
Let the teaching of Christ live in you richly. Use all wisdom to teach and instruct each other by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 (NCV™)
 
This is a statement that can be trusted and deserves complete acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, and I am the foremost sinner. However, I was treated with mercy so that Christ Jesus could use me, the foremost sinner, to demonstrate his patience. This patience serves as an example for those who would believe in him and live forever. 1 Timothy 1:15-16 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
Do not be ashamed, then, of witnessing for our Lord; neither be ashamed of me, a prisoner for Christ's sake. Instead, take your part in suffering for the Good News, as God gives you the strength for it. He saved us and called us to be His own people, not because of what we have done, but because of His own purpose and grace. He gave us this grace by means of Christ Jesus before the beginning of time. 2 Timothy 1:8-9 (GNT)
 
Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how He did it. Because He never lost sight of where He was headed - that exhilarating finish in and with God - He could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now He's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility He plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls! Hebrews 12:2-3 (The Message)


Red Swirled SunsetIf then, we have a Kingdom which will never be moved, let us have grace, so that we may give God such worship as is pleasing to Him with fear and respect: For our God is an all-burning fire. Hebrews 12:28-29 (BBE)
 
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9 (HCSB)
 
But dedicate your lives to Christ as Lord. Always be ready to defend your confidence [in God] when anyone asks you to explain it. However, make your defense with gentleness and respect. Keep your conscience clear. Then those who treat the good Christian life you live with contempt will feel ashamed that they have ridiculed you. 1 Peter 3:15-16 (GOD’S WORD®)
 
Whatever be the gifts which each has received, you must use them for one another's benefit, as good stewards of God's many-sided kindness. If any one preaches, let it be as uttering God's truth; if any one renders a service to others, let it be in the strength which God supplies; so that in everything glory may be given to God in the name of Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the might to the Ages of the Ages. Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-11 (WNT)
 
And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2:17 (NKJV)
 
Every creature which is in Heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: "Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!" Then the four living creatures said, "Amen!" And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever. Revelation 5:13-14 (NKJV)
 
Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. Revelation 14:7 (KJV)
 
Everyone will respect you, Lord, and will honor you. Only you are holy. All the nations will come and worship you, because the right things you have done are now made known. Revelation 15:4 (NCV™)
 
Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: "Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready… At this I fell at [the angel's] feet to worship him. But he said to me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to Jesus' testimony. Worship God!" Revelation 19:6-7, 10 (WEB)
 
I saw no sanctuary in the city, for the Lord God, the Ruler of all, is its Sanctuary, and so is the Lamb. Nor has the city any need of the sun or of the moon, to give it light; for the glory of God has shone upon it and its lamp is the Lamb. Revelation 21:22-23 (WNT)
 
 
 
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