…you must love the LORD your God
with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.
And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly
to these commands that I am giving you today.
Repeat them again and again to your children.
Talk about them when you are at home
and when you are on the road,
when you are going to bed
and when you are getting up.
…God has come to save me.
I will trust in him and not be afraid.
The LORD GOD is my strength and my song;
he has given me victory.”
With joy you will drink deeply
from the fountain of salvation!
…“Oh LORD, you are a great and awesome God!
You always fulfill your covenant
and keep your promises of unfailing love
to those who love you and obey your commands.
“Beware of false prophets
who come disguised as harmless sheep
but are really vicious wolves.
“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate.
The highway to hell is broad,
and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.
But the gateway to life is very narrow
and the road is difficult,
and only a few ever find it.
…the sovereignty, power, and greatness
of all the kingdoms under heaven
will be given to the holy people of the Most High.
His kingdom will last forever,
and all rulers will serve and obey him.
“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’
will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.
…in the end,
the holy people of the Most High
will be given the kingdom,
and they will rule forever and ever.
…I saw someone like a son of man
coming with the clouds of heaven.
He approached the Ancient One
and was led into his presence.
He was given authority, honor and sovereignty
over all the nations of the world,
so that people of every race and nation and language
would obey him.
His rule is eternal—it will never end.
His kingdom will never be destroyed.
I watched as thrones were put in place
and the Ancient One sat down to judge.
His clothing was as white as snow,
his hair like purest wool.
He sat on a fiery throne
with wheels of blazing fire,
and a river of fire was pouring out,
flowing from his presence.
Millions of angels ministered to him;
many millions stood to attend him.
Then the court began its session,
and the books were opened.