Acts 2:21 (NKJV)
And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NKJV)
“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
We will suffer for doing the ‘right thing’. As children we are told that if we are ‘good’ that good things will come, but Jesus said that we will suffer for His name, but we are to be blessed when that period of suffering comes.
We aren’t laying up treasures here, we are making an
eternal investment, in the treasury of the Almighty.
The very same Paul who is talked about in the passage below, also wrote that regardless of what has come to pass, we must press forward to the prize that is Christ Jesus!
Paul and Silas Imprisoned
Acts 16:16-20 (NKJV)
Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling.
This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” And this she did for many days.
But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour.
But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.
And they brought them to the magistrates, and said, “These men, being Jews, exceedingly trouble our city
Psalms 143:8 (NKJV)
Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.
Jeremiah 32:40-41 (NKJV)
And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me. Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will assuredly plant them in this land, with all My heart and with all My soul.’
Romans 8:28 (NKJV)
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Psalms 62:8 (NKJV)
Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.
Psalms 142:5 (NKJV)
I cried out to You, O Lord: I said, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”
Faith Triumphs in Trouble
Romans 5:1-2 (NKJV)
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Mark 16:15-16 (NKJV)
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God
Psalms 91:1 (NKJV)
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Deuteronomy 6:17 (NKJV)
You shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, His testimonies, and His statutes which He has commanded you.
Isaiah 43:1-5 (NKJV)
But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.
For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you; Therefore I will give men for you, And people for your life.
Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, And gather you from the west;
Hebrews 3:12-14 (NKJV)
Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end