GOD AND I
Any good thing I may be graciously permitted to "create" I know cannot have truly originated within me (a sinful man), but from the Author of all that is good and He therefore deserves primary credit.
As brother Tozer said, "For a Christian to claim credit for any good work is a violation of the most elementary teachings of the New Testament."
..."Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known My Name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation"
"For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has He hidden His face from him; but when he cried unto Him, He heard"
..."for YAHWEH does not see as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance,
but YAHWEH looks on the heart"
..."to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a crushed spirit,
and who trembles at My Word"
"Hear the Word of YAHWEH, you that tremble at His Word; your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for My Name's sake, said, 'Let YAHWEH be glorified': but He shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed"
"For they persecute him whom You have smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom You have wounded"
"Thus says your LORD YAHWEH, and your GOD that pleads the cause of His people, Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of My fury; you shall no more drink it again: but I will put it into the hand of those that afflict you; who have said to your soul, 'Bow down, that we may go over': and you have laid your body as the ground, and as the street, to those that went over".
"Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you"
"Seek you YAHWEH, all you meek of the Earth, who have performed His judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be you shall be hidden in the day of YAHWEH'S anger"
"Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overwhelmed with overindulgence, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a trap it shall come on all those that dwell on the face of the whole Earth. Watch you therefore, and PRAY ALWAYS, that you may be accounted WORTHY TO ESCAPE all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man"
"The righteous perishes, and NO MAN lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, NONE CONSIDERING that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come"
"Oh that I had wings like a dove! For then I would fly away...and be at rest. I would wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest"
"Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place...that I might leave my people, and go from them! 'For they are all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. They bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the Earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know Me, says YAHWEH' "
"Save us, O GOD of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to Your Holy Name..."
"How long will You forget me, O YAHWEH? For ever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and hear me, O YAHWEH my GOD: enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death"