Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
"Which of you men, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in their pasture and go in search of the lost one till he finds it?
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
Have I not a right to do what I choose with my own property? Or are you envious because I am generous?'
Now Law was brought in later on, so that transgression might increase. But where sin increased, grace has overflowed;
1 Timothy 1:15
Faithful is the saying, and deserving of universal acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; among whom I stand foremost.
Hence too He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, seeing that He ever lives to plead for them.
And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me, that where I am you also may be.
"Father, those whom Thou hast given me--I desire that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see the glory--my glory--my gift from Thee, which Thou hast given me because Thou didst love me before the creation of the world.
2 Corinthians 5:8
So we have a cheerful confidence, and we anticipate with greater delight being banished from the body and going home to the Lord.
I am in a dilemma, my earnest desire being to depart and be with Christ, for that is far, far better.
2 Corinthians 12:4
God knows--was caught up into Paradise and heard unspeakable things which no human being is permitted to repeat.
"'Let all who have ears give heed to what the Spirit is saying to the Churches. To him who overcomes I will give the privilege of eating the fruit of the Tree of Life, which is in the Paradise of God.'