“Sin is not only destructive, but its cycles are monotonous; by contrast, God’s righteousness and saving acts are always life-giving and creative” (3:16).
“When spiritual, moral, and sexual impurity abound, the only hope for a people is repentance and return to the ways of the Lord” (3:16).
“False gods cannot deliver in save us when we are in trouble; it is only the Lord who can rescue us from the hands of our enemies on every side” (8:34; 10:14).
“God’s name and ways are beyond understanding” (13:18).
“Personal commitment to following the Lord always leads to redemption and life” (1:16-17).
“May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge” (2:12).
“Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a kinsman-redeemer” (4:14).
“There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God” (2:2).
“The Lord brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up. The Lord sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts. He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor” (2:6-8).
“The Lord will guard the feet of his saints, but the wicked will be silenced in darkness” (2:9).
“Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained” (2:30).
“If we return to the Lord with all our hearts and rid ourselves of idolatry and commit ourselves to the Lord and serve him only, he will deliver us out of bondage” (7:3).
It is God alone who saves us out of all our calamities and distresses (10:19).
“Do not turn away after useless idols. They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless. For the sake of his great name the Lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own” (12:21-22).
“Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few” (14:6).
“He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a man, that he should change his mind” (15:29).
“The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (16:7).
“It is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands” (17:47).
“The Lord rewards every man for his righteousness and faithfulness” (26:23).
“The Lord declares to you that the Lord himself will establish a house for you: When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father, and he will be my son” (7:11-14).
“Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever” (7:16).
“How great you are, O Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears” (7:22).
“You have established your people Israel as your very own forever, and you, O Lord, have become their God” (7:24).
“O Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have given this good promise to your servant” (7:28).
“Be strong and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The Lord will do what is good in his sight” (10:12).
“God devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him” (14:14).
“I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies” (22:4).
“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect” (22:31-33).