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"He [Jesus] who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens" ... I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it. —Revelation 3:7-8, NKJV

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Lord, remember David and all his afflictions; how he swore to the Lord, and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob: "Surely I will not go into the chamber of my house, or go up to the comfort of my bed; I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, until I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob." —Psalm 132:1-5, NKJV

Serving God Through Illness

As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you. —Galatians 4:13

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Incline your ear, and come to Me. ... I will make an everlasting covenant with you—the sure mercies of David. Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people. —Isaiah 55:3-4, NKJV

Seeing God's Purpose in Your Temporary Situation

"What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? Didn't we say to you in Egypt, 'Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians'? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!" Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today." —Exodus 14:11-13

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This is what the Lord says: "In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances, to say to the captives, 'Come out,' and to those in darkness, 'Be free!'" —Isaiah 49:8-9

Teacher

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. —Matthew 11:29

The Loneliness of Suffering and Service

Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." ... and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me." —Matthew 26:36-38

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The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. —Psalm 116:5-7

Truthful Hearts

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. —Psalm 51:6

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I will surely gather the remnant of Israel ... They shall make a loud noise because of so many people. The one who breaks open will come up before them; they will break out ... with the Lord at their head. —Micah 2:12-13, NKJV

No Question

But if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. —Mark 9:22

Making a Bad Choice

So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company: Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. —Genesis 13:11-12

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What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. —Philippians 3:8-9

Raise the Standard

Thou has given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of truth. —Psalm 60:4

The Calling of God Is Paramount

With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. —2 Thessalonians 1:11

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Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little." —Luke 7:44-47

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