Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
2 Chronicles 30:12
In Judah God moved the people to unite and carry out the edict the king and the officers had issued at the Lord's command.
O Lord, you make us secure, for even all we have accomplished, you have done for us.
"But I will make a new covenant with the whole nation of Israel after I plant them back in the land," says the Lord. "I will put my law within them and write it on their hearts and minds. I will be their God and they will be my people.
They will be my people, and I will be their God.
John replied, "No one can receive anything unless it has been given to him from heaven.
The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:5
Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as if it were coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,
equip you with every good thing to do his will, working in us what is pleasing before him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever. Amen.
Do not be led astray, my dear brothers and sisters.
1 Kings 8:58
May he make us submissive, so we can follow all his instructions and obey the commandments, rules, and regulations he commanded our ancestors.
1 Chronicles 29:14
"But who am I and who are my people, that we should be in a position to contribute this much? Indeed, everything comes from you, and we have simply given back to you what is yours.
In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in order to fulfill the Lord's message spoken through Jeremiah, the Lord stirred the mind of King Cyrus of Persia. He disseminated a proclamation throughout his entire kingdom, announcing in a written edict the following:
Blessed be the Lord God of our fathers, who so moved in the heart of the king to so honor the temple of the Lord which is in Jerusalem!
The king responded, "What is it you are seeking?" Then I quickly prayed to the God of heaven
Your people willingly follow you when you go into battle. On the holy hills at sunrise the dew of your youth belongs to you.
Give me a desire for your rules, rather than for wealth gained unjustly.
Do not let me have evil desires, or participate in sinful activities with men who behave wickedly. I will not eat their delicacies.
The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord like channels of water; he turns it wherever he wants.
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.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
But "when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared,
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is well pleased to give you the kingdom.
even before they were born or had done anything good or bad (so that God's purpose in election would stand, not by works but by his calling) --
He did this by predestining us to adoption as his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of his will --
For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God;
2 Thessalonians 1:11
And in this regard we pray for you always, that our God will make you worthy of his calling and fulfill by his power your every desire for goodness and every work of faith,
2 Timothy 1:9
He is the one who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on his own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began,
"'You must sanctify yourselves and be holy, because I am the Lord your God.
You will return and obey the Lord, keeping all his commandments I am giving you today.
So then, it does not depend on human desire or exertion, but on God who shows mercy.