Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)

Bible References

The children

Romans 4:17
(as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations"). He is our father in the presence of God whom he believed -- the God who makes the dead alive and summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do.
Psalm 51:5
Look, I was guilty of sin from birth, a sinner the moment my mother conceived me.
Ephesians 2:3
among whom all of us also formerly lived out our lives in the cravings of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath even as the rest

That the

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,
Isaiah 14:24
The Lord who commands armies makes this solemn vow: "Be sure of this: Just as I have intended, so it will be; just as I have planned, it will happen.
Isaiah 23:9
The Lord who commands armies planned it -- to dishonor the pride that comes from all her beauty, to humiliate all the dignitaries of the earth.
Isaiah 46:10
who announces the end from the beginning and reveals beforehand what has not yet occurred, who says, 'My plan will be realized, I will accomplish what I desire,'
Jeremiah 51:29
The earth will tremble and writhe in agony. For the Lord will carry out his plan. He plans to make the land of Babylonia a wasteland where no one lives.
Ephesians 1:9
He did this when he revealed to us the secret of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ,
Ephesians 3:11
This was according to the eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,
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,

According

Romans 11:5
So in the same way at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.
Ephesians 1:4
For he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in his sight in love.
1 Thessalonians 1:4
We know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you,
2 Peter 1:10
Therefore, brothers and sisters, make every effort to be sure of your calling and election. For by doing this you will never stumble into sin.

Not of works

Romans 11:6
And if it is by grace, it is no longer by works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace.
Ephesians 2:9
it is not from works, so that no one can boast.
Titus 3:5
he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit,

But of

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,
1 Thessalonians 2:12
exhorting and encouraging you and insisting that you live in a way worthy of God who calls you to his own kingdom and his glory.
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.
1 Peter 5:10
And, after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory in Christ will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
Revelation 17:14
They will make war with the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those accompanying the Lamb are the called, chosen, and faithful."

General references

Romans 9:16
So then, it does not depend on human desire or exertion, but on God who shows mercy.
Ephesians 2:9
it is not from works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 3:11
This was according to the eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,

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