The Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.—Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
When God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.
“The faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.”—All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.—Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God… who keeps faith forever.
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.—“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”—“When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.”—“The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you.”
I looked for pity, but there was none, and for comforters, but I found none.—Every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God…. He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness…. So also Christ… Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him.—Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.
19 cGod is not man, that he should lie,
4 He will gcover you with his pinions,
10 All the paths of the Lord are dsteadfast love and faithfulness,
5 uBlessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose vhope is in the Lord his God,
6 wwho made heaven and earth,
xwho keeps faith forever;
10 If you ifaint in the day of adversity,
9 But he said to me, j“My grace is sufficient for you, for kmy power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that lthe power of Christ may rest upon me.
15 When he bcalls to me, I will answer him;
I will rescue him and chonor him.
and underneath are the everlasting arms.2
20 bReproaches have broken my heart,
so that I am in cdespair.
and for fcomforters, but I found none.
5 So also Christ rdid not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him,
s“You are my Son,
9 And abeing made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,