Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:
What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
For he has said, It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
For you said, What advantage will it be unto you? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
You have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked in mourning before the LORD of hosts?
He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
I will wash my hands in innocence: so will I go about your altar, O LORD:
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
If I am wicked, why then labor I in vain?
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men.
In the multitude of my thoughts within me your comforts delight my soul.
1 Corinthians 15:14
And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.