If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
. . . I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. . . last of all He was seen by me also . . .
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.
Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee?
In the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So there they laid Jesus . . .
And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living for the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked, but with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.
Evil men may attempt to intimidate, but Israel’s enemies never intimidate God. In spite of calculated attempts to destroy the Jewish people throughout history, God has kept His promise to preserve His Chosen People.
But as for me, I would seek God, and to God I would commit my cause—who does great things, and unsearchable,
marvelous things without number. He gives rain on the earth, and sends waters on the fields.
Behold, the whirlwind of the Lord goes forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind; it will fall violently on the head of the wicked. The fierce anger of the Lord will not return until He has done it, and until He has performed the intents of His heart.
Living through seemingly unfair situations, David was uniquely qualified to encourage us with a testimonial.