Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
"Then the King will say to those at His right, "'Come, my Father's blessed ones, receive your inheritance of the Kingdom which has been divinely intended for you ever since the creation of the world.
and He will be King over the House of Jacob for the Ages, and of His Kingdom there will be no end."
Being asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God was coming, He answered, "The Kingdom of God does not so come that you can stealthily watch for it.
1 Peter 1:4
to an inheritance imperishable, undefiled and unfading, which has been reserved in Heaven for you,
and has formed us into a Kingdom, to be priests to God, His Father--to Him be ascribed the glory and the power until the Ages of the Ages. Amen.
And hast formed them into a Kingdom to be priests to our God, And they reign over the earth."
but Christ was faithful as a Son having authority over God's house, and we are that house, if we hold firm to the End the boldness and the hope which we boast of as ours.
Let us hold firmly to an unflinching avowal of our hope, for He is faithful who gave us the promises.
I plead with you therefore, brethren, by the compassionsof God, to present all your faculties to Him as a living and holy sacrifice acceptable to Him. This with you will be an act of reasonable worship.
to the praise of the splendour of His grace with which He has enriched us in the beloved One.
and learn in your own experiences what is fully pleasing to the Lord.
I have enough of everything--and more than enough. My wants are fully satisfied now that I have received from the hands of Epaphroditus the generous gifts which you sent me--they are a fragrant odor, an acceptable sacrifice, truly pleasing to God.
1 Peter 2:5
And be yourselves also like living stones that are being built up into a spiritual house, to become a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our times of need.
For Jesus during his earthly life offered up prayers and entreaties, crying aloud and weeping as He pleaded with Him who was able to bring Him in safety out of death, and He was delivered from the terror from which He shrank.
Since then, brethren, we have free access to the Holy place through the blood of Jesus,
This is true; yet it was their unbelief that cut them off, and you only stand through your faith.
1 Peter 1:17
And if you address as your Father Him who judges impartially in accordance with each man's actions, then spend in fear the time of your stay here on earth,
Who shall not be afraid, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? For Thou alone art holy. All nations shall come and shall worship Thee, because the righteousness of all that Thou hast done has been made manifest."
This incident struck terror into the whole Church, and into the hearts of all who heard of it.