Isaiah 33:5-6 "The Lord is exalted, He dwells on high; He filled Zion with justice and righteousness; He will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion's treasure. (NRSV)
Psalm 136: 1-3; 23-26 "O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. O give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever....
Paul wrote, "(The Lord) said to me, ' My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.' So I, (Paul) will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me." 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NRSV)
"I know your works. Look, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name." Rev. 3:8 (NRSV)