Daily Scripture Knowing and Loving God: Part 4

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will wait for Him.”  The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.  It is good to hope silently for the salvation of the Lord.  (Lamentations 3:24-26)

Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.  Your kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  (Matthew 6:9-10)

He who loves his father or mother more than You is not worthy of You; he who loves his son or daughter more than You is not worthy of You.  (Matthew 10:37)

I want to walk in the steps of Jesus, who often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.  (Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16)

I will not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.  But I will fear the One who, after killing, has authority to cast into hell.  (Luke 12:4-5)

Whoever acknowledges You before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God.  But he who disowns You before men will be denied before the angels of God.  (Luke 12:8-9)

If anyone comes to You and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be Your disciple.  And whoever does not carry his cross and follow You cannot be Your disciple.  (Luke 14:26-27)

As the Father has loved You, You also have loved me.  I must abide in Your love.  If I keep Your commandments, I will abide in Your love, just as You kept Your Father’s commandments and abide in His love.  You have told me this so that Your joy may be in me and that my joy may be full.  (John 15:9-11)

We are Your friends if we do what You command.  No longer do You call us servants, because a servant does not know what his master is doing.  Instead, You have called us friends, for everything that You learned from Your Father, You have made known to us.  We did not choose You, but You chose us and appointed us to go and bear fruit, and that our fruit should remain, that whatever we ask the Father in Your name, He may give to us.  (John 15:14-16)

The Father Himself loves me because I have loved Jesus and have believed that He came forth from God.  (John 16:27)