Like the horizons for breadth and the ocean for depth,
the understanding of a good leader is broad and deep.
Proverbs 25:3 (The Message)
As the heavens are high and the earth is deep,
so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
Proverbs 25:3 (New International Version)
No one can comprehend the height of heaven, the depth of the earth,
or all that goes on in the king’s mind!
Proverbs 25:3 (New Living Translation)
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;
he is mine forever.
Psalm 73:26 (New Living Translation)
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:26 (New International Version)
When my skin sags and my bones get brittle,
God is rock-firm and faithful.
Psalm 73:26 (The Message)
Though he was God,
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
he took the humble position of a slave
and was born as a human being.
Philippians 2:6-7 (New Living Translation)
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
Philippians 2:6-7 (New International Version)
He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges.
Philippians 2:6-7 (The Message)
Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
Psalm 25:4 (New Living Translation)
Show me your ways, O LORD,
teach me your paths;
Psalm 25:4 (New International Version)
Show me how you work, God;
School me in your ways.
Psalm 25:4 (The Message)
The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
2 Peter 3:9 (New Living Translation)
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9 (New King James Version)
God isn’t late with his promise as some measure lateness. He is restraining himself on account of you, holding back the End because he doesn’t want anyone lost. He’s giving everyone space and time to change.
2 Peter 3:9 (The Message)
God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear when earthquakes come
and the mountains crumble into the sea.
Psalm 46:1-2 (New Living Translation)
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.
Psalm 46:1-2 (New International Version)
God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him.
We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom,
courageous in seastorm and earthquake,
Before the rush and roar of oceans,
the tremors that shift mountains.
Psalm 46:1-2 (The Message)
At day’s end I’m ready for sound sleep,
For you, God, have put my life back together.
Psalm 4:8 (The Message)
I will lie down and sleep in peace,
for you alone, O LORD,
make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 4:8 (New International Version)
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.
Psalm 4:8 (New Living Translation)