The righteous person faces many troubles, but The Lord comes to the rescue each time.
Psalm 34:19 (NLT)

Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you.
I Peter 4:12 (NLT)

The seed that fell among rocks is like people who receive The Word with joy when they hear it. Their roots are not deep so they live only a short time. When sorrow and trouble come because of The Word, they give up and fall away.
Mark 4:16-17 (NLV)

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
James 1:2-3 (NLT)

So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
James 1:4 (NLT)

Yes, you will suffer for a short time. But after that, God will make everything right. He will make you strong. He will support you and keep you from falling. He is The God who gives all Grace. He chose you to share in His Glory in Christ. That Glory will continue forever.
I Peter 5:10 (ERV)

Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and prayerful always.
Romans 12:12 (TLB)

Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will give us later.
Romans 8:18 (TLB)

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the Crown Of Life that God has promised to those who love Him.
James 1:12 (NLT)

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 (NLT)


The Lord will write in the book of the people, “This one was born there.”
Psalm 87:6 (NLV)

And I ask you, my true teammate, to help these women, for they worked side by side with me in telling The Good News to others; and they worked with Clement, too, and the rest of my fellow workers whose names are written in The Book Of Life.
Philippians 4:3 (TLB)

And all the nations will bring their glory and honor into the city. Nothing evil will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful idolatry and dishonesty; but only those whose names are written in The Lamb’s Book Of Life.
Revelation 21:26-27 (NLT)

“Even so, you should not be happy because the demons obey you but be happy because your names are written in heaven.”
Luke 10:20 (NLV)

“All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I will never erase their names from The Book Of Life, but I will announce before My Father and His angels that they are Mine.”
Revelation 3:5 (NLT)

And all the people who belong to this world worshiped the beast. They are the ones whose names were not written in The Book Of Life that belongs to The Lamb who was slaughtered before the world was made.
Revelation 13:8 (NLT)

I saw the dead, great and small, standing before God; and The Books were opened, including The Book Of Life. And the dead were judged according to the things written in The Books, each according to the deeds he had done.
Revelation 20:12 (TLB)

And if anyone’s names was not found recorded in The Book Of Life, he was thrown into the Lake of Fire.
Revelation 20:15 (TLB)

Pile their sins up high, and don’t let them go free. Erase their names from the Book Of Life; don’t let them be counted among the righteous.
Psalm 69:27-28 (NLT)


When Adam sinned, sin entered the entire human race. His sin spread death throughout all the world, so everything began to grow old and die, for all sinned.
Romans 5:12 (TLB)

For I was born a sinner, yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.
Psalm 51:5 (NLT)

But anyone who believes that something he wants to do is wrong shouldn’t do it. He sins if he does, for he thinks it is wrong, and so for him it is wrong. Anything that is done apart from what he feels is right is sin.
Romans 14:23 (TLB)

The person who keeps on sinning is guilty of not obeying The Law of God. For sin is breaking The Law of God.
I John 3:4 (NLV)

When people sin, they earn what sin pays, death. But God gives his people a free gift, eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23 (ERV)

But now God has shown us a way to be made right with Him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago.
Romans 3:21 (NLT)

We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.
Romans 3:22 (NLT)

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s Glorious Standard.
Romans 3:23 (NLT)

Christ has no sin. But God made Him become sin. God did this for us so that in Christ we could become right with God.
II Corinthians 5:21 (ICB)

Jesus died in our place to take away our sins. And Jesus is The Way that all people can have their sins taken away, too.
I John 2:2 (ICB)

If we say that we have not sinned, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth isn’t in our hearts.
I John 1:8 (CEV)

But is we confess our sins to God, He can always be trusted to forgive us and take our sins away.
I John 1:9 (CEV)


For if you give, you will get! Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use to give, large or small, will be used to measure what is given back to you.
Luke 6:38 (TLB)

By everything I did, I showed how you should work to help everyone who is weak. Remember that our Lord Jesus said, “More blessings come from giving than from receiving.”
Acts 20:35 (CEV)

But remember this, if you give little, you will get little. A farmer who plants just a few seeds will get only a small crop, but if he plants much, he will reap much.
II Corinthians 9:6 (TLB)

Everyone must make up his own mind as to how much he should give. Don’t force anyone to give more than he really wants to, for cheerful givers are the ones God prizes.
II Corinthians 9:7 (TLB)

It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Yes, the liberal man shall be rich! By watering others, he waters himself.
Proverbs 11:24-25 (TLB)

He who gives to the poor will never want, but many bad things will happen to the man who shuts his eyes to the poor.
Proverbs 28:27 (NLV)

When you give to the poor, don’t blow a loud horn. That’s what show-offs do in the meeting places and on the street corners, because they are always looking for praise. I can assure you that they already have their reward.
Matthew 6:2 (CEV)

For this is how God loved the world; He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 (NLT)


Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.
Hebrews 13:17 (NIV)

Remind them to submit to rulers and authorities. They should be obedient and ready to do every good thing.
Titus 3:1 (CEB)

Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished.
Romans 13:1-2 (NLT)

For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you.
Romans 13:3 (NLT)

The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.
Romans 13:4-5 (NLT)

Jesus came and told His disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.”
Matthew 28:18 (NLT)

Let Christ Himself be your example as to what your attitude should be. For He, who had always been God by Nature, did not cling to His prerogatives as God’s Equal, but stripped Himself of all privilege by consenting to be a slave by nature and being born as mortal man. And having become man, He humbled Himself by living a life of utter obedience, even to the extent of dying, and the death He died was the death of a common criminal. That is why God has now lifted Him so high, and has given Him the Name beyond all names, so that at The Name of Jesus, “every knee shall bow”, whether in Heaven or earth or under the earth. And that is why, in the end, “every tongue shall confess” that Jesus Christ is The Lord, to the Glory of God The Father.
Philippians 5:8-11 (PHILLIPS)


To end my letter I tell you, be strong in The Lord and in His Great Power. Wear the full armor of God. Wear God’s armor so that you can fight against the devil’s clever tricks.
Ephesians 6:10-11 (ERV)

Our fight is not against people on earth. We are fighting against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly places. That is why you need to get God’s full armor. Then on the day of evil, you will be able to stand strong. And when you have finished the whole fight, you will still be standing.
Ephesians 6:12-13 (ERV)

So stand strong with the belt of truth tied around your waist, and on your chest wear the protection of right living. On your feet wear the Good News of peace to help you stand strong. And also use the shield of faith with which you can stop all the burning arrows that come from the evil one.
Ephesians 6:14-16 (ERV)

Accept God’s Salvation as your helmet. And take The Sword of The Spirit, that Sword is The Teaching of God.
Ephesians 6:17 (ERV)


So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.
Romans 10:17 (NLT)

For by the grace given to me I say to every one of you not to think more highly of yourself than you ought to think, but to think with sober discernment, as God has distributed to each of you a measure of faith.
Romans 12:3 (NET)

The apostles came up and said to The Master, “Give us more faith.” But The Master said, “You don’t need more faith. There is no ‘more’ or ‘less’ faith. If you have a bare kernel of faith, say the size of a poppy seed, you could say to this sycamore tree, ‘Go jump in the lake,’ and it would do it.”
Luke 17:5-6 (MSG)

In reply Jesus said to the disciples, “If you only have faith in God, this is the absolute truth, you can say to the Mount of Olives, ‘Rise up and fall into the mediterranean,’ and your command will be obeyed. All that’s required is that you really believe and have no doubt!
Mark 11:23 (TLB)

Listen to Me! You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you have it; it’s yours!”
Mark 11:24 (TLB)


You can never please God without faith, without depending on Him. Anyone who wants to come to God must believe that there is a God and that He rewards those who sincerely look for Him.
Hebrews 11:6 (TLB)

We live by faith and not by sight.
II Corinthians 5:7 (CEB)

You are saved by God’s Grace because of your faith. This salvation is God’s Gift. It’s not something you possessed.
Ephesians 2:8 (CEB)

If you have faith, you will receive whatever you pray for.
Matthew 21:22 (CEB)

You may know that there is nothing wrong with what you do, even from God’s point of view, but keep it to yourself; don’t flaunt your faith in front of others who might be hurt by it. In this situation, happy is the man who does not sin by doing what he knows is right.
Romans 14:22 (TLB)

But anyone who believes that something he wants to do is wrong shouldn’t do it. He sins if he does, for he thinks it is wrong, and so for him it is wrong. Anything that is done apart from what he feels is right is sin.
Romans 14:23 (TLB)