Perfect through sufferings.
My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with me.” He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” § And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
The pains of death surrounded me, and the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow. § Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness; I looked for someone to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. § Look on my right hand and see, for there is no one who acknowledges me; refuge has failed me; no one cares for my soul.
He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
Heb. 2:10; Matt. 26:38–39; Luke 22:44; Ps. 116:3; 69:20; 142:4; Isa. 53:3
The Lord made the heavens and the earth,
the sea, and all that is in them.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. § By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. . . . For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. § Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket, and are counted as the small dust on the scales; look, He lifts up the isles as a very little thing.
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?
Ex. 20:11; Ps. 19:1; 33:6, 9; Isa. 40:15; Heb. 11:3; Ps. 8:3–4