Psalm 84 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Blessedness of Dwelling in the House of God
To the Chief Musician. On[a] an instrument of Gath. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
84 How lovely [b]is Your tabernacle,
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
10 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.
12 O Lord of hosts,
Psalm 63 New King James Version (NKJV)
Joy in the Fellowship of God
A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
63 O God, You are my God;
3 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
6 When I remember You on my bed,
11 But the king shall rejoice in God;
Psalm 64 New King James Version (NKJV)
Oppressed by the Wicked but Rejoicing in the Lord
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
64 Hear my voice, O God, in my [a]meditation;
5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter;
7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow;
10 The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and trust in Him.
Isaiah 32:1-19 New King James Version (NKJV)
A Reign of Righteousness
32 Behold, a king will reign in righteousness,
5 The foolish person will no longer be called [c]generous,
Consequences of Complacency
9 Rise up, you women who are at ease,
12 People shall mourn upon their breasts
The Peace of God’s Reign
16 Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,
Micah 3:1-8 New King James Version (NKJV)
Wicked Rulers and Prophets
3 And I said:
“Hear now, O heads of Jacob,
4 Then they will cry to the Lord,
5 Thus says the Lord concerning the prophets
8 But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord,
Acts 5:12-28 New King James Version (NKJV)
Continuing Power in the Church
12 And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch. 13 Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly. 14 And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, 15 so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. 16 Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.
Imprisoned Apostles Freed
17 Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with [a]indignation, 18 and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison. 19 But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, 20 “Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.”
21 And when they heard that, they entered the temple early in the morning and taught. But the high priest and those with him came and called the [b]council together, with all the [c]elders of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
Apostles on Trial Again
22 But when the officers came and did not find them in the prison, they returned and reported, 23 saying, “Indeed we found the prison shut securely, and the guards standing [d]outside before the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside!” 24 Now when [e]the high priest, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these things, they wondered what the outcome would be. 25 So one came and told them, [f]saying, “Look, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!”
26 Then the captain went with the officers and brought them without violence, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned. 27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them, 28 saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!”
Matthew 11:25-30 New King James Version (NKJV)
Jesus Gives True Rest
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. 26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. 27 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. 28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am [a]gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
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