"Those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on
them--do you think they were more guilty than all the others
living in Jerusalem?
I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all
"For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God;
and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who
do not obey the gospel of God?
And, 'If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what
will become of the ungodly and the sinner?'"
I Peter 4:17-18
"Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth;
for I am God, and there is no other.
By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all
integrity a word that will not be revoked:
Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear.
They will say of me,
`In the LORD alone are righteousness and
All who have raged against him will come to him and be put to
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he
chose for his inheritance.
From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;
from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth--
he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything
No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior
escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its
great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on
those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we
put our hope in you."