[Psalm 85.] LORD, thou was favorable to thy land; thou didst restore the fortunes of Jacob.   Thou forgave the iniquity of thy people; thou pardoned all their sin. [Selah]  Thou withdrew all thy wrath; thou turned from thy hot anger.   Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away thy indignation toward us!  Will thou be angry with us for ever? Will thou prolong thy anger to all generations?   Will thou not revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee?  Show us thy steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.   Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his holy ones, to those who turn to him in their hearts.   Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.   Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.   Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.   Yes, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.   Righteousness will go before him, and make his footsteps a way.

[John 3.] A discussion arose between John’s disciples and a Jew over purifying.  And they came to John, and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you bore witness, here he is, baptizing, and all are going to him.”  John answered, “No one can receive anything except what is given him from heaven.  You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.  He who has the bride is the bridegroom; the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice; therefore this joy of mine is now full.  He must increase, but I must decrease.”

[Heb 10.] when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings thou have not desired, but a body have thou prepared for me;  in burnt and sin offerings thou have taken no pleasure.  Then I said, ‘Lo, I have come to do thy will, O God,’ as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.” (Psalm 40).  When he said above, “Thou have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings (even though offered according to the law), then he added, “Lo, I have come to do thy will.” He abolishes the first in order to establish the second.  And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all…  For you have come to the Holy Mount and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven, and to a judge who is God of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks more graciously than the blood of the murdered brother.  See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less shall we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.  His voice then, shook the earth; but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens” (Haggai 2). This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of what is shaken, as of what has been made, in order that what cannot be shaken may remain.  Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. [Heb 12.]

[James 5]  Be patient, therefore, brothers and sisters, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain.  You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.  Do not grumble, brothers and sisters, against one another, that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the doors.  As an example of suffering and patience (obedience), brothers and sisters, take the OT prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.