“He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.”
God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”—“Many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’”—The Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
“Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.”—Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm.—The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.
“In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”
John 10:3; 2 Tim. 2:19; Matt. 7:22, 23; Ps. 1:6; Isa. 49:16; Song 8:6; Nah. 1:7; John 14:2, 3
“She has done what she could.”
“This poor widow has put in more than all of them.”—“Whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward.”—If the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.
Let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.—If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?—Whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
“When you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’”
Mark 14:8; Luke 21:3; Mark 9:41; 2 Cor. 8:12; 1 John 3:18; Jas. 2:15, 16; 2 Cor. 9:6, 7; Luke 17:10