31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!
The Church Persecuted and Scattered
On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. 3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God;
Songs of Praise
12 In that day you will say:
“I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. 2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense[a]; he has become my salvation.” 3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.
2 Corinthians 12:7
7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.
Quote of the Week: "The sons of Adam in distress fly to the shadow of thy wings." — Issac Watts