Our response to this word should be to cast it away from ourselves and to take courage in the Lord.
He is our Protector.
He is our Reward.
We are to look to Him in stable, confident faith – believing that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
This faith is in Jesus Christ and in the promises that He has obligated Himself to perform.
This faith is the righteousness of God which is given to us by grace.
(Ps 3; 2 Cor 8:9; Heb 11:6; Rom 4; Jam 3:14-26; Neh 9:7-8; Num 25:6-13; Ps 106:30-31; Jer 34:17-20; Deut 9:4-6; Lev 18:24, 20:23; Ex 13:21-22, 19:18; Isa 4:5; Ac ts 7:6; Ex 6:14-27, 12:40; Gal 3:15-17; Gen 12:4, 21:12, 47:9)