Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
If thou seek
You have been taught that the Lord alone is God -- there is no other besides him.
1 Kings 8:43
Then listen from your heavenly dwelling place and answer all the prayers of the foreigners. Then all the nations of the earth will acknowledge your reputation, obey you like your people Israel do, and recognize that this temple I built belongs to you.
Your loyal followers trust in you, for you, Lord, do not abandon those who seek your help.
If people want to boast, they should boast about this: They should boast that they understand and know me. They should boast that they know and understand that I, the Lord, act out of faithfulness, fairness, and justice in the earth and that I desire people to do these things," says the Lord.
He upheld the cause of the poor and needy. So things went well for Judah.' The Lord says, 'That is a good example of what it means to know me.'
I will give them the desire to acknowledge that I am the Lord. I will be their God and they will be my people. For they will wholeheartedly return to me.'
"People will no longer need to teach their neighbors and relatives to know me. For all of them, from the least important to the most important, will know me," says the Lord. "For I will forgive their sin and will no longer call to mind the wrong they have done."
Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites! For the Lord has a covenant lawsuit against the people of Israel. For there is neither faithfulness nor loyalty in the land, nor do they acknowledge God.
Yet you do not know him, but I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know him, and I obey his teaching.
Now this is eternal life -- that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent.
For as I went around and observed closely your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: 'To an unknown god.' Therefore what you worship without knowing it, this I proclaim to you.
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done.
1 Corinthians 15:34
Sober up as you should, and stop sinning! For some have no knowledge of God -- I say this to your shame!
2 Corinthians 4:6
For God, who said "Let light shine out of darkness," is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.
and the Lord stood at its top. He said, "I am the Lord, the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of your father Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the ground you are lying on.
"Go and bring together the elders of Israel and tell them, 'The Lord, the God of your fathers, appeared to me -- the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob -- saying, "I have attended carefully to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt,
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.
1 Kings 3:6
Solomon replied, "You demonstrated great loyalty to your servant, my father David, as he served you faithfully, properly, and sincerely. You have maintained this great loyalty to this day by allowing his son to sit on his throne.
The Lord is my high ridge, my stronghold, my deliverer. My God is my rocky summit where I take shelter, my shield, the horn that saves me, and my refuge.
He will call out to me, 'You are my father, my God, and the protector who delivers me.'
1 Chronicles 29:9
The people were delighted with their donations, for they contributed to the Lord with a willing attitude; King David was also very happy.
1 Kings 8:61
May you demonstrate wholehearted devotion to the Lord our God by following his rules and obeying his commandments, as you are presently doing."
2 Kings 20:3
"Please, Lord. Remember how I have served you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion, and how I have carried out your will." Then Hezekiah wept bitterly.
2 Kings 22:2
He did what the Lord approved and followed in his ancestor David's footsteps; he did not deviate to the right or the left.
If they obey and serve him, they live out their days in prosperity and their years in pleasantness.
I will walk in the way of integrity. When will you come to me? I will conduct my business with integrity in the midst of my palace.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and exclaimed, "Look, a true Israelite in whom there is no deceit!"
God is spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
They are filled with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice. They are rife with envy, murder, strife, deceit, hostility. They are gossips,
So since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us give thanks, and through this let us offer worship pleasing to God in devotion and awe.
A willing mind
2 Corinthians 8:12
For if the eagerness is present, the gift itself is acceptable according to whatever one has, not according to what he does not have.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each one of you should give just as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, because God loves a cheerful giver.
1 Peter 5:2
Give a shepherd's care to God's flock among you, exercising oversight not merely as a duty but willingly under God's direction, not for shameful profit but eagerly.
But the Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind had become great on the earth. Every inclination of the thoughts of their minds was only evil all the time.
And the Lord smelled the soothing aroma and said to himself, "I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, even though the inclination of their minds is evil from childhood on. I will never again destroy everything that lives, as I have just done.
Then when many disasters and distresses overcome them this song will testify against them, for their descendants will not forget it. I know the intentions they have in mind today, even before I bring them to the land I have promised."
You know when I sit down and when I get up; even from far away you understand my motives.
"'This is what the sovereign Lord says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil plan.
If thou seek
2 Chronicles 15:2
He met Asa and told him, "Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin! The Lord is with you when you are loyal to him. If you seek him, he will respond to you, but if you reject him, he will reject you.
My child, if you receive my words, and store up my commands within you,
I have not spoken in secret, in some hidden place. I did not tell Jacob's descendants, 'Seek me in vain!' I am the Lord, the one who speaks honestly, who makes reliable announcements.
Seek the Lord while he makes himself available; call to him while he is nearby!
When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you. If you seek me with all your heart and soul,
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.
Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and make your hearts pure, you double-minded.
If thou forsake
Then the Lord said to Moses, "You are about to die, and then these people will begin to prostitute themselves with the foreign gods of the land into which they are going. They will reject me and break my covenant that I have made with them.
1 Kings 9:6
"But if you or your sons ever turn away from me, fail to obey the regulations and rules I instructed you to keep, and decide to serve and worship other gods,
I was embarrassed to request soldiers and horsemen from the king to protect us from the enemy along the way, because we had said to the king, "The good hand of our God is on everyone who is seeking him, but his great anger is against everyone who forsakes him."
All rebellious sinners will be shattered, those who abandon the Lord will perish.
But my righteous one will live by faith, and if he shrinks back, I take no pleasure in him.
Everyone whose heart stirred him to action and everyone whose spirit was willing came and brought the offering for the Lord for the work of the tent of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments.
But since you abandoned me and worshiped other gods, I will not deliver you again.
1 Kings 8:57
May the Lord our God be with us, as he was with our ancestors. May he not abandon us or leave us.
2 Kings 21:22
He abandoned the Lord God of his ancestors and did not follow the Lord's instructions.