The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.
I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart & lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.
I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.
You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
If you listen carefully to what He says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.