Isaiah 58:6-14 (KJV)
Is not this the fast that I have chosen?
to loose the bands of wickedness,
to undo the heavy burdens,
and to let the oppressed go free,
and that ye break every yoke?
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry,
and that thou bring the poor that are cast out
to thy house? when thou seest the naked,
that thou cover him; and that thou hide
not thyself from thine own flesh?
Then shall thy light break forth as the morning,
and thine health shall spring forth speedily:
and thy righteousness shall go before thee;
the glory of the Lord shall be thy reward.
Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer;
thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am.
If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke,
the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry,
and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light
rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:
And the Lord shall guide thee continually,
and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones:
and thou shalt be like a watered garden,
and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places:
thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations;
and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach,
The restorer of paths to dwell in.
If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath,
from doing thy pleasure on my holy day;
and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord,
honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways,
nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord;
and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth,
and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father:
for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
Romans 14:17-18 (KJV)
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink;
but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
For he that in these things serveth Christ
is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
Psalm 147:11 (KJV)
The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him,
in those that hope in his mercy.
Hosea 6:6 (KJV)
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice;
and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Micah 6:8 (KJV)
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good;
and what doth the Lord require of thee,
but to do justly, and to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with thy God?
Hebrews 11:5 (KJV)
By faith Enoch was translated
that he should not see death;
and was not found, because God
had translated him: for before
his translation he had this testimony,
that he pleased God.
Hebrews 13:15-16 (KJV)
By him therefore let us offer
the sacrifice of praise to God continually,
that is, the fruit of our
lips giving thanks to his name.
But to do good and to communicate forget not:
for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Revelation 4:11 (KJV)
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory
and honour and power: for thou hast
created all things, and for thy pleasure
they are and were created.
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (KJV)
Wherefore also we pray always for you,
that our God would count you worthy
of this calling, and fulfil all
the good pleasure of his goodness,
and the work of faith with power:
That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
may be glorified in you, and ye in him,
according to the grace of
our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jeremiah 9:23-24 (KJV)
Thus saith the Lord, Let not
the wise man glory in his wisdom,
neither let the mighty man glory
in his might, let not the rich man
glory in his riches:
But let him that glorieth glory in this,
that he understandeth and knoweth me,
that I am the Lord which exercise
lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness,
in the earth: for in these things I delight,
saith the Lord.
May God's blessings abound to you and yours!
As you go, preach this message:
'The kingdom of heaven is near.'