When you desire Jesus, you will be rewarded with life, hope, and righteousness.

When you desire Jesus, you will be rewarded with life, hope, and righteousness.

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire [taavah] comes, it is a tree of life.” (Prov 13:12)

“being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” (Phil 1:11)

“For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.” (Gal 5:5)

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire [thelo], and it shall be done for you.” (Jn 15:7)

“He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Heb 11:6)

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2Cor 5:21)

“and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” (Eph 4:24)

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matt 6:33)

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” (Matt 5:6)

“But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1Cor 1:30)

“For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire [epithumia] to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.” (Phil 1:23-24)

“for it is God who works [energeo] in you both to will [thelo] and to do [energeo] for His good pleasure.” (Phil 2:13)

“May the LORD fulfill [male] all your petitions [mishalah].” (Ps 20:5)

“Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires [mishalah] of your heart.” (Ps 37:4)

“LORD, You have heard the desire [taavah] of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear” (Ps 10:17)

“You have given him his heart’s desire [taavah], and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah. For You meet him with the blessings of goodness [tob]” (Ps 21:2,3)

“Lord, all my desire [taavah] is before You; and my sighing is not hidden from You.” (Ps 38:9)

“A desire [taavah] accomplished is sweet to the soul” (Prov 13:19)

“Yes, and all who desire [thelo] to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” (2Tim 3:12)

“Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring [thelo] to live honorably.” (Heb 13:18)

“For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” (1Pet 3:17)

“be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith” (Phil 3:9)

“But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue [dioko] righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.” (1Tim 6:11)

“pursue [dioko] righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” (2Tim 2:22)

“Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day” (2Tim 4:18)

“it [chastening] yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” (Heb 12:11)

“Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” (Jm 3:18)

“If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.” (1Jn 2:29)

“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (Jn 10:10)

Reading: Prov 13-15; Rom 2