Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Hear the word of Jehovah, rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, people of Gomorrah!
Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Jehovah, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to thy memorial.
And the Lord saith, Forasmuch as this people draw near with their mouth, and honour me with their lips, but their heart is removed far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught of men;
Hear ye this, house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of Jehovah, and make mention of the God of Israel, not in truth, nor in righteousness.
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that doeth righteousness, and hath not forsaken the ordinance of their God; they ask of me the ordinances of righteousness, they take delight in approaching to God:
Thus saith Jehovah: The heavens are my throne, and the earth is my footstool: what is the house that ye will build unto me? and what is the place of my rest?
then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers from of old even for ever.
Hypocrites! well has Esaias prophesied about you, saying,
The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer.
For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the glad tidings of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you,
For ye have not received a spirit of bondage again for fear, but ye have received a spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
But because ye are sons, God has sent out the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
praying at all seasons, with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching unto this very thing with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints;
For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God, and boast in Christ Jesus, and do not trust in flesh.
But ye, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
The father seeketh
Jehovah taketh pleasure in those that fear him, in those that hope in his loving-kindness.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Song of Songs 2:14
My dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the covert of the precipice, Let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; For sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
This people have I formed for myself: they shall shew forth my praise.
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the fence, and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.
1 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light;