And this they did, not as we expected, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshiped the LORD there.
Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Yours we are, David, and on your side, you son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto you, and peace be to your helpers; for your God helps you. Then David received them, and made them captains of his troop.
Now be you not stiff-necked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he has sanctified forever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.
Also the hand of God was upon Judah to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the LORD.
For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon your descendants, and my blessing upon your offspring:
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, says the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them as gold is tested: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, They are my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
Neither yield your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
For none of us lives to himself, and no man dies to himself.
What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have of God, and you are not your own?
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
Moreover, brethren, we want you to know of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;