Striving With God
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"And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew dialect, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'
"Therefore if God gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way?"
The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,
"The wicked man writhes in pain all his days, And numbered are the years stored up for the ruthless.
"You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit; you are doing just as your fathers did.
"Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker-- An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, 'What are you doing?' Or the thing you are making say, 'He has no hands'?
Then all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night.
Those were the waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel contended with the LORD, and He proved Himself holy among them.
Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness,
Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted.
this is the word that the LORD has spoken against him: "She has despised you and mocked you, The virgin daughter of Zion; She has shaken her head behind you, The daughter of Jerusalem!
and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?"
Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.
The LORD also has a dispute with Judah, And will punish Jacob according to his ways; He will repay him according to his deeds.
"In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.
For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin.
Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.
Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
There is no one who calls on Your name, Who arouses himself to take hold of You; For You have hidden Your face from us And have delivered us into the power of our iniquities.
Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, "O Lord, why have You brought harm to this people? Why did You ever send me?
O LORD, why do You reject my soul? Why do You hide Your face from me?
How long, O LORD, will I call for help, And You will not hear? I cry out to You, "Violence!" Yet You do not save.