Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
to the praise of the glory of his grace that he has freely bestowed on us in his dearly loved Son.
to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) -- when you believed in Christ -- you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit,
Give sincere homage! Otherwise he will be angry, and you will die because of your behavior, when his anger quickly ignites. How blessed are all who take shelter in him!
Do not trust in princes, or in human beings, who cannot deliver!
At that time a root from Jesse will stand like a signal flag for the nations. Nations will look to him for guidance, and his residence will be majestic.
Look, God is my deliverer! I will trust in him and not fear. For the Lord gives me strength and protects me; he has become my deliverer."
Look, a king will promote fairness; officials will promote justice.
"Here is my servant whom I support, my chosen one in whom I take pleasure. I have placed my spirit on him; he will make just decrees for the nations.
I solemnly make this oath -- what I say is true and reliable: 'Surely every knee will bow to me, every tongue will solemnly affirm;
The Lord says, "I will put a curse on people who trust in mere human beings, who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, and whose hearts have turned away from the Lord.
Under his rule Judah will enjoy safety and Israel will live in security. This is the name he will go by: 'The Lord has provided us with justice.'
"Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I take great delight. I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
"Do not let your hearts be distressed. You believe in God; believe also in me.
And again Isaiah says, "The root of Jesse will come, and the one who rises to rule over the Gentiles, in him will the Gentiles hope."
2 Timothy 1:12
Because of this, in fact, I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, because I know the one in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that he is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day.
By his sovereign plan he gave us birth through the message of truth, that we would be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
1 Peter 1:21
Through him you now trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
My blessing is on those people who trust in me, who put their confidence in me.
I acted for the sake of my reputation, so that I would not be profaned before the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.
And in his name the Gentiles will hope."