Jesus takes pleasure in you, as you hope in Him and fear the Lord.

Jesus takes pleasure in you, as you hope in Him and fear the Lord.

“The LORD takes pleasure [ratsah] in those who fear Him, in those who hope [yachal] in His mercy.” (Ps 147:11)

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope” (1Tim 1:1)

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1Pet 1:3)

“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Rom 5:5)

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb 11:1)

“Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope [yachal] in the LORD.” (Ps 31:24)

“Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on those who hope [yachal] in His mercy” (Ps 33:18)

“Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us, just as we hope [yachal] in You.” (Ps 33:22)

“For in You, O LORD, I hope [yachal]; You will hear, O Lord my God.” (Ps 38:15)

“But I will hope continually, and will praise You yet more and more.” (Ps 71:14)

“You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope [yachal] in Your word.” (Ps 119:114)

“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope.” (Ps 130:5)

“The coastlands will wait upon Me, and on My arm they will trust [yachal].” (Isa 51:5)

“The LORD is my portion, says my soul, Therefore I hope [yachal] in Him!” (Lam 3:24)

“Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait [yachal] for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.” (Mic 7:7)

“For the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.” (Prov 3:26)

“In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge.” (Prov 14:26)

“remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father” (1Thes 1:3)

Reading: Ps 147-149; Matt 3