Topical Index of Scriptures
"For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ." 2 Corinthians 2:17
"But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every manís conscience in the sight of God." 2 Corinthians 4:1-2
"...if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ." Galatians 1:9-10
"For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. " 2 Corinthians 10:12
"Davidís heart condemned him after he had numbered the people. So David said to the Lord, 'I have sinned greatly in what I have done; but now, I pray, O Lord, take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have done very foolishly.'
"...when David arose in the morning, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Gad... saying, 'Go and tell David, ĎThus says the Lord: 'I offer you three things; choose one of them for yourself, that I may do it to you.' So Gad came to David and told him; and he said to him, 'Shall seven years of famine come to you in your land? Or shall you flee three months before your enemies, while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days plague in your land?...'
"And David said to Gad, 'I am in great distress. Please let us fall into the hand of the Lord, for His mercies are great; but do not let me fall into the hand of man.'
"So the Lord sent a plague upon Israel from the morning till the appointed time." 2 Samuel 24:10-16
"...the wicked boasts of his heartís desire;
He blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord.
The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God;
God is in none of his thoughts.
His ways are always prospering;
Your judgments are far above, out of his sight." Psalm 10:3-5
"Why do the wicked renounce God?
He has said in his heart, 'You will not require an account.'
But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief." Psalm 10:13
[Actually, God does require an account, but man measures success and failure by an entirely different standard]
"Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ĎThis people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.í For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men." Mark 7:6-8