A disciple is not above his teacher.
You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.
It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. § If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. § I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.
Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. § Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind.
Matt. 10:24; John 13:13; Matt. 10:25; John 15:20; 17:14;
Heb. 12:3–4; 12:1–2; 1 Peter 4:1
My son, give me your heart.
Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!
Your heart is not right in the sight of God. § Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
They first gave themselves to the Lord. § In every work that [Hezekiah] began … to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered.
Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord. § As bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men. § I will run the course of Your commandments, for You shall enlarge my heart.
Prov. 23:26; Deut. 5:29; Acts 8:21; Rom. 8:7–8;
2 Cor. 8:5; 2 Chron. 31:21; Prov. 4:23; Col. 3:23; Eph. 6:6–7; Ps. 119:32