Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has an evil, unbelieving heart that forsakes the living God.
For we had good news proclaimed to us just as they did. But the message they heard did them no good, since they did not join in with those who heard it in faith.
The Lord said to Moses, "How long will this people despise me, and how long will they not believe in me, in spite of the signs that I have done among them?
Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, "Because you did not trust me enough to show me as holy before the Israelites, therefore you will not bring this community into the land I have given them."
because they did not have faith in God, and did not trust his ability to deliver them.
They rejected the God who delivered them, the one who performed great deeds in Egypt,
Ephraim's leader is Samaria, and Samaria's leader is the son of Remaliah. If your faith does not remain firm, then you will not remain secure."
These signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages;
The one who believes in him is not condemned. The one who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.
Thus I told you that you will die in your sins. For unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins."
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision carries any weight -- the only thing that matters is faith working through love.
But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death."
So he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
So they say to God, 'Turn away from us! We do not want to know your ways.
But as for me, God's presence is all I need. I have made the sovereign Lord my shelter, as I declare all the things you have done.
Pay attention and come to me! Listen, so you can live! Then I will make an unconditional covenantal promise to you, just like the reliable covenantal promises I made to David.
You people of this generation, listen to what the Lord says. "Have I been like a wilderness to you, Israel? Have I been like a dark and dangerous land to you? Why then do you say, 'We are free to wander. We will not come to you any more?'
Jesus replied, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
How are they to call on one they have not believed in? And how are they to believe in one they have not heard of? And how are they to hear without someone preaching to them?
He regarded abuse suffered for Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for his eyes were fixed on the reward.
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: "Fear not, Abram! I am your shield and the one who will reward you in great abundance."
May the Lord reward your efforts! May your acts of kindness be repaid fully by the Lord God of Israel, from whom you have sought protection!"
Then observers will say, "Yes indeed, the godly are rewarded! Yes indeed, there is a God who judges in the earth!"
The wicked person earns deceitful wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a genuine reward.
Rejoice and be glad because your reward is great in heaven, for they persecuted the prophets before you in the same way.
"Be careful not to display your righteousness merely to be seen by people. Otherwise you have no reward with your Father in heaven.
Whoever receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward. Whoever receives a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive a righteous person's reward.
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people.
1 Chronicles 28:9
"And you, Solomon my son, obey the God of your father and serve him with a submissive attitude and a willing spirit, for the Lord examines all minds and understands every motive of one's thoughts. If you seek him, he will let you find him, but if you abandon him, he will reject you permanently.
Boast about his holy name! Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
With all my heart I seek you. Do not allow me to stray from your commands!
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
Song of Songs 3:1
The Beloved about Her Lover: All night long on my bed I longed for my lover. I longed for him but he never appeared.
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,
But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Instead, pursue his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
2 Peter 1:5
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith excellence, to excellence, knowledge;
2 Peter 3:14
Therefore, dear friends, since you are waiting for these things, strive to be found at peace, without spot or blemish, when you come into his presence.