Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
So Jesus added, "Because of this I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has allowed him to come."
How can you believe, if you accept praise from one another and don't seek the praise that comes from the only God?
Why don't you understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot accept my teaching.
Although Jesus had performed so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe in him,
They do not comprehend or understand, for their eyes are blind and cannot see; their minds do not discern.
But there is little hope for you ever doing good, you who are so accustomed to doing evil. Can an Ethiopian change the color of his skin? Can a leopard remove its spots?
Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say anything good, since you are evil? For the mouth speaks from what fills the heart.
because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so.
It is written in the prophets, 'And they will all be taught by God.' Everyone who hears and learns from the Father comes to me.
Jesus replied, "I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to little children.
And Jesus answered him, "You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven!
But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,
For it has been granted to you not only to believe in Christ but also to suffer for him,
Having been buried with him in baptism, you also have been raised with him through your faith in the power of God who raised him from the dead.
For we too were once foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to various passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy, hateful and hating one another.
And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."
Song of Songs 1:4
Draw me after you; let us hurry! May the king bring me into his bedroom chambers! The Maidens to the Lover: We will rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. The Beloved to Her Lover: How rightly the young women adore you!
In a far-off land the Lord will manifest himself to them. He will say to them, 'I have loved you with an everlasting love. That is why I have continued to be faithful to you.
I led them with leather cords, with leather ropes; I lifted the yoke from their neck, and gently fed them.
Now this is the will of the one who sent me -- that I should not lose one person of every one he has given me, but raise them all up at the last day.