Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.
You have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest… But you have come to Mount Zion… to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant. § Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. § We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no God.” § Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Are You not from everlasting, O Lord my God, my Holy One? § Who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?
Rev. 1:17; Heb. 12:18, 22–24; 12:2; 4:15–16;
Isa. 44:6; 9:6; Hab. 1:12; 2 Sam. 22:32
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then You knew my path. § He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. § Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. § You have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat.
Who is a rock, except our God? § They shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. § Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; and do not let be ashamed of my hope. § This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil.
Ps. 61:2; Phil. 4:6–7; Ps. 142:3; Job 23:10; Ps. 90:1;
Isa. 25:4; Ps. 18:31; John 10:28; Ps. 119:116; Heb. 6:19