In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Hebrews 6:17-20 NASB
“Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the Lord , And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.”
Isaiah 55:6-7 NASB
“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.”
Titus 2:11-14 NASB
“You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word. Depart from me, evildoers, That I may observe the commandments of my God. Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope. Uphold me that I may be safe, That I may have regard for Your statutes continually.”
Psalms 119:114-117 NASB
From failure to failure
his mercy remains
will you get back up
or hide in your chains
Who are you?
we will fall
we will cause shame
we will disappoint
we will have pain
But the Love of our God
will always contain
the mercy sufficient
and the restoring refrain
to raise us out of the punishment
which we have gained
Are you David? Lustful! Murderer! Adulterer! Repentant! A man after God’s own heart!
Are you Peter? Angry! Losing focus! A denier! Repentant! Upon which Christ built His church!
Are you Paul? Murderer! Persecutor! Repentant! Evangelist to the Gentiles!
Are you Judas? Betrayer! Greedy! Remained in His sin! Hanging from a tree!
Are you Saul? Disobedient! Jealous! Remained in His sin! Fell on His sword!
From failure to failure, who are you?