In that day the LORD Almighty will be a glorious crown, a beautiful wreath for the remnant of his people. For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling: the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. After all, the Scriptures tell us that God is Love Itself. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows. God also wants you to be a light to the nations too, but we are not really talking about something that God needs you to do. From the LORD comes deliverance. His love is infinite – and so is His forgiveness. What does it mean for us, then, to be glorious in God’s sight? when his lamp shone upon my head and by his light I walked through darkness! But the LORD will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel. Parish Church of St. John the Evangelist, Goshen, Image: The Lamb of God by Domenichino, email@example.com O LORD, when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed. For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you," declares the LORD. Then men will say, "Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth.". These people have been made holy by receiving Baptism, by being re-born as sons and daughters of God the Father, and by receiving Christ’s Body and Blood in the Most Holy Eucharist, already being celebrated by the Church even from Her earliest days. I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it. Ingram Spark makes books available through Ingram, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more.Via Ingram Book Group, IngramSpark titles are automatically made available to more than tens of thousands of retailers, libraries, schools, internet commerce companies, and other channel partners, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo (Canada), and other well-known book retailers and wholesalers across North America. The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you. Be strong and courageous. (KJV). But this is not what God wants from us -- He wants us to be saints! And Joseph's own hand will close your eyes. The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless. The LORD is with you when you are with him. Idols and Altars, The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. That promise isn’t fulfilled because of the Hebrew people doing anything great, though. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.". " 2 Cor 4:2 GNB All Christian believers know that they live in God’s sight. For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not resort to sorcery as at other times, but turned his face toward the desert. No galley with oars will ride them, no mighty ship will sail them. Rather, He tells them, “I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.” He will make them glorious in His sight! When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him. These people are longing with all their being to return to this land given to them by God. I do not have any talents He would want to use, and I am too much of a sinner.” Remember the Israelites addressed by the prophet Isaiah. I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.". I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. The LORD remembers us and will bless us: He will bless the house of Israel, he will bless the house of Aaron. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.