Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression and be cheerful,'
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain if we were to pray to him?'
For he says, 'It does not profit a man when he makes his delight with God.'
But you say, 'What will it profit you,' and, 'What do I gain by not sinning?'
You have said, 'It is useless to serve God. How have we been helped by keeping his requirements and going about like mourners before the Lord who rules over all?
The one whose deeds are blameless and whose motives are pure, who does not lie, or make promises with no intention of keeping them.
I maintain a pure lifestyle, so I can appear before your altar, O Lord,
Create for me a pure heart, O God! Renew a resolute spirit within me!
Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus,
Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and make your hearts pure, you double-minded.
If I am guilty, why then weary myself in vain?
He goes about in company with evildoers, he goes along with wicked men.
When worries threaten to overwhelm me, your soothing touch makes me happy.
1 Corinthians 15:14
And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is futile and your faith is empty.