Have no fear, be aware of the presence of the Lord

Then David got up and went in flight that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish, the king of Gath.
1 Samuel 21:10

And the servants of Achish said to him, Is not this David, the king of the land? did they not make songs about him in their dances, saying, Saul has put to death thousands, and David tens of thousands?
1 Samuel 21:11

And David took these words to heart, fearing Achish, the king of Gath.
1 Samuel 21:12

The mercy of God is forever

And let not your mercy ever be cut off from my family, even when the Lord has sent destruction on all David’s haters, cutting them off from the face of the earth.
1 Samuel 20:15

1)Joh 10:27 My sheep give ear to my voice, and I have knowledge of them, and they come after me:
Joh 10:28 And I give them eternal life; they will never come to destruction, and no one will ever take them out of my hand.
2)Rom 8:32 He who did not keep back his only Son, but gave him up for us all, will he not with him freely give us all things?
Rom 8:33 Who will say anything against the saints of God? It is God who makes us clear from evil;
Rom 8:34 Who will give a decision against us? It is Christ Jesus who not only was put to death, but came again from the dead, who is now at the right hand of God, taking our part.
Rom 8:35 Who will come between us and the love of Christ? Will trouble, or pain, or cruel acts, or the need of food or of clothing, or danger, or the sword?
Rom 8:36 As it is said in the holy Writings, Because of you we are put to death every day; we are like sheep ready for destruction.
Rom 8:37 But we are able to overcome all these things and more through his love.
Rom 8:38 For I am certain that not death, or life, or angels, or rulers, or things present, or things to come, or powers,
Rom 8:39 Or things on high, or things under the earth, or anything which is made, will be able to come between us and the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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1.Joh 10:27 My sheep give ear to my voice, and I have knowledge of them, and they come after me:
Joh 10:28 And I give them eternal life; they will never come to destruction, and no one will ever take them out of my hand.
2.Rom 8:32 He who did not keep back his only Son, but gave him up for us all, will he not with him freely give us all things?
Rom 8:33 Who will say anything against the saints of God? It is God who makes us clear from evil;
Rom 8:34 Who will give a decision against us? It is Christ Jesus who not only was put to death, but came again from the dead, who is now at the right hand of God, taking our part.
Rom 8:35 Who will come between us and the love of Christ? Will trouble, or pain, or cruel acts, or the need of food or of clothing, or danger, or the sword?
Rom 8:36 As it is said in the holy Writings, Because of you we are put to death every day; we are like sheep ready for destruction.
Rom 8:37 But we are able to overcome all these things and more through his love.
Rom 8:38 For I am certain that not death, or life, or angels, or rulers, or things present, or things to come, or powers,
Rom 8:39 Or things on high, or things under the earth, or anything which is made, will be able to come between us and the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Joined together by God

Let not that which has been joined together by God be parted by man.
Mark 10:9

1)Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church, being himself the saviour of the body.
Eph 5:24 And as the church is under Christ’s authority, so let wives be under the rule of their husbands in all things.
Eph 5:25 Husbands, have love for your wives, even as Christ had love for the church, and gave himself for it;
Eph 5:26 So that he might make it holy, having made it clean with the washing of water by the word,
Eph 5:27 And might take it for himself, a church full of glory, not having one mark or fold or any such thing; but that it might be holy and complete.
Eph 5:28 Even so it is right for husbands to have love for their wives as for their bodies. He who has love for his wife has love for himself:
Eph 5:29 For no man ever had hate for his flesh; but he gives it food and takes care of it, even as Christ does for the church;
Eph 5:30 Because we are parts of his body.

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1.Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church, being himself the saviour of the body.
Eph 5:24 And as the church is under Christ’s authority, so let wives be under the rule of their husbands in all things.
Eph 5:25 Husbands, have love for your wives, even as Christ had love for the church, and gave himself for it;
Eph 5:26 So that he might make it holy, having made it clean with the washing of water by the word,
Eph 5:27 And might take it for himself, a church full of glory, not having one mark or fold or any such thing; but that it might be holy and complete.
Eph 5:28 Even so it is right for husbands to have love for their wives as for their bodies. He who has love for his wife has love for himself:
Eph 5:29 For no man ever had hate for his flesh; but he gives it food and takes care of it, even as Christ does for the church;
Eph 5:30 Because we are parts of his body.

A ritual of religion without the power of God

So the people sent to Shiloh and got the ark of the agreement of the Lord of armies whose resting-place is between the winged ones; and Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were there with the ark of God’s agreement.
1 Samuel 4:4

And the man said, Israel went in flight from the Philistines, and there has been great destruction among the people, and your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been taken.
1 Samuel 4:17

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God calls his man.

The voice of the Lord said Samuel’s name; and he said, Here am I.
1 Samuel 3:4

1)1Co 12:6 And there are different operations, but the same God, who is working all things in all.
1Co 12:7 But to every man some form of the Spirit’s working is given for the common good.
1Co 12:8 For to one are given words of wisdom through the Spirit; and to another words of knowledge through the same Spirit:
1Co 12:9 To another faith in the same Spirit; and to another the power of taking away disease, by the one Spirit;
1Co 12:10 And to another the power of working wonders; and to another the prophet’s word; and to another the power of testing spirits; to another different sorts of tongues; and to another the power of making clear the sense of the tongues:
1Co 12:11 But all these are the operations of the one and the same Spirit, giving to every man separately as his pleasure is.

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1.1Co 12:6 And there are different operations, but the same God, who is working all things in all.
1Co 12:7 But to every man some form of the Spirit’s working is given for the common good.
1Co 12:8 For to one are given words of wisdom through the Spirit; and to another words of knowledge through the same Spirit:
1Co 12:9 To another faith in the same Spirit; and to another the power of taking away disease, by the one Spirit;
1Co 12:10 And to another the power of working wonders; and to another the prophet’s word; and to another the power of testing spirits; to another different sorts of tongues; and to another the power of making clear the sense of the tongues:
1Co 12:11 But all these are the operations of the one and the same Spirit, giving to every man separately as his pleasure is.