In one of the Bible’s most stunning passages, if you are “in Christ” [meaning that you have acknowledged that Jesus shed His Blood for you, that you have asked Him to forgive you of your sins, and asked Him to be Lord of your life] then you have His Spirit dwelling within you. [See the section He Is With You for more insights into this topic.]
 
If you are “in Christ,” then Colossians 2:10 says that because Jesus is filled with the whole fullness of God [God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit], He has not only filled you with fullness of life, but He has filled you full of the virtues, the nature, and character of God!
 
Colossians 2:9-10
    9For in Him [Jesus] the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature].
    10And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead--Father, Son and Holy Spirit--and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power].
 

In the last verse of the next passage, Jesus fills all in all, He makes everything complete, and He fills everything everywhere with Himself.
 
Ephesians 1:16-23
    16I do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.
    17[For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,
    18By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones),
    19And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength,
    20Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places],
    21Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come.
    22And He has put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme Head of the church [a headship exercised throughout the church],
    23Which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all [for in that body lives the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete, and Who fills everything everywhere with Himself].
 

Throughout the Bible, God’s generosity in filling everything full, and even filling past overflowing, appears again and again. While the word “fill” or “full” is not always used, the concept is the same.
 
In the next verse, “superabundantly” describes the fullness of His answer to our prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, and dreams:
 
Ephesians 3:20-21
    20Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]--
    21To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).


The section called He Responds highlights His creativity in answering our prayers. Let’s look at a passage that illustrates how eager He is to fill us full of all that we need.
 
2 Corinthians 9:6-11
    6[Remember] this: he who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously [that blessings may come to someone] will also reap generously and with blessings.
    7Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, "prompt to do it") giver [whose heart is in his giving].
    8And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].
    9As it is written, He [the benevolent person] scatters abroad; He gives to the poor; His deeds of justice and goodness and kindness and benevolence will go on and endure forever!
    10And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity].
    11Thus you will be enriched in all things and in every way, so that you can be generous, and [your generosity] will bring forth thanksgiving to God.
 

His filling full is not limited to tangible things. In this next verse, through His psalmist He speaks of fullness of joy.
 
Psalm 16:11
    11You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
 

As you read the verses following, pay attention to the words “fill, full” and “fullness.” If you do, you, too, will experience fullness of joy!

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God, Who names Himself your Father, assures:
 
Genesis 12:2
    2And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].
 
Numbers 14:21
    21But truly as I live and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord,
 
Psalm 132:14-16
    14This is My resting-place forever [says the Lord]; here will I dwell, for I have desired it.
    15I will surely and abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread.
    16Her priests also will I clothe with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
 
Isaiah 40:28-31
    28Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding.
    29He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].
    30Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted;
    31But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.
 
Jeremiah 23:23-24
    23AM I a God at hand, says the Lord, and not a God afar off?
    24Can anyone hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? says the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? says the Lord.
 
Jeremiah 31:13-14
    13Then will the maidens rejoice in the dance, and the young men and old together. For I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and make them rejoice after their sorrow.
    14I will satisfy fully the life of the priests with abundance, and My people will be satisfied with My goodness, says the Lord.
 
Jeremiah 31:25
    25For I will [fully] satisfy the weary soul, and I will replenish every languishing and sorrowful person.
 
Jeremiah 33:6
    6Behold I will lay upon it health and healing, and I will cure them and will reveal to them the abundance of peace (prosperity, security, stability) and truth.
 
Habakkuk 2:14
    14But [the time is coming when] the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
 
Haggai 2:6-9
    6For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake and make tremble the [starry] heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land;
    7And I will shake all nations and the desire and the precious things of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts.
    8The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts.
    9The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place will I give peace and prosperity, says the Lord of hosts.
 

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Jesus continues:
 
Matthew 5:2-9
    2Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
    3Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!
    4Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God's favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace] are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted!
    5Blessed (happy, blithesome, joyous, spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the meek (the mild, patient, long-suffering), for they shall inherit the earth!
    6Blessed and fortunate and happy and spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation) are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), for they shall be completely satisfied!
    7Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy!
    8Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous--possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God's favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!
    9Blessed (enjoying enviable happiness, spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God!
 
Luke 4:1-14
    1Then Jesus, full of and controlled by the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led in [by] the [Holy] Spirit
    2For (during) forty days in the wilderness (desert), where He was tempted (tried, tested exceedingly) by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days, and when they were completed, He was hungry.
    3Then the devil said to Him, If You are the Son of God, order this stone to turn into a loaf [of bread].
    4And Jesus replied to him, It is written, Man shall not live and be sustained by (on) bread alone but by every word and expression of God.
    5Then the devil took Him up to a high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the habitable world in a moment of time [in the twinkling of an eye].
    6And he said to Him, To You I will give all this power and authority and their glory (all their magnificence, excellence, preeminence, dignity, and grace), for it has been turned over to me, and I give it to whomever I will.
    7Therefore if You will do homage to and worship me [just once], it shall all be Yours.
    8And Jesus replied to him, Get behind Me, Satan! It is written, You shall do homage to and worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.
    9Then he took Him to Jerusalem and set Him on a gable of the temple, and said to Him, If You are the Son of God, cast Yourself down from here;
    10For it is written, He will give His angels charge over you to guard and watch over you closely and carefully;
    11And on their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.
    12And Jesus replied to him, [The Scripture] says, You shall not tempt (try, test exceedingly) the Lord your God.
    13And when the devil had ended every [the complete cycle of] temptation, he [temporarily] left Him [that is, stood off from Him] until another more opportune and favorable time.
    14Then Jesus went back full of and under the power of the [Holy] Spirit into Galilee, and the fame of Him spread through the whole region round about.
 
Luke 4:15-21
    15And He Himself conducted [a course of] teaching in their synagogues, being recognized and honored and praised by all.
    16So He came to Nazareth, [that Nazareth] where He had been brought up, and He entered the synagogue, as was His custom on the Sabbath day. And He stood up to read.
    17And there was handed to Him [the roll of] the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened (unrolled) the book and found the place where it was written,
    18The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity],
    19To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord [the day when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound.
    20Then He rolled up the book and gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were gazing [attentively] at Him.
    21And He began to speak to them: Today this Scripture has been fulfilled while you are present and hearing.
 
Luke 6:20-23
    20And solemnly lifting up His eyes on His disciples, He said: Blessed (happy--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition--and to be envied) are you poor and lowly and afflicted (destitute of wealth, influence, position, and honor), for the kingdom of God is yours!
    21Blessed (happy--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition--and to be envied) are you who hunger and seek with eager desire now, for you shall be filled and completely satisfied! Blessed (happy--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition--and to be envied) are you who weep and sob now, for you shall laugh!
    22Blessed (happy--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition--and to be envied) are you when people despise (hate) you, and when they exclude and excommunicate you [as disreputable] and revile and denounce you and defame and cast out and spurn your name as evil (wicked) on account of the Son of Man.
    23Rejoice and be glad at such a time and exult and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is rich and great and strong and intense and abundant in heaven; for even so their forefathers treated the prophets.
 
John 10:1-18
    1I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, he who does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way (elsewhere, from some other quarter) is a thief and a robber.
    2But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
    3The watchman opens the door for this man, and the sheep listen to his voice and heed it; and he calls his own sheep by name and brings (leads) them out.
    4When he has brought his own sheep outside, he walks on before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.
    5They will never [on any account] follow a stranger, but will run away from him because they do not know the voice of strangers or recognize their call.
    6Jesus used this parable (illustration) with them, but they did not understand what He was talking about.
    7So Jesus said again, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that I Myself am the Door for the sheep.
    8All others who came [as such] before Me are thieves and robbers, but the [true] sheep did not listen to and obey them.
    9 I AM the Door; anyone who enters in through Me will be saved (will live). He will come in and he will go out [freely], and will find pasture.
    10The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
    11 I AM the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd risks and lays down His [own] life for the sheep.
    12But the hired servant (he who merely serves for wages) who is neither the shepherd nor the owner of the sheep, when he sees the wolf coming, deserts the flock and runs away. And the wolf chases and snatches them and scatters [the flock].
    13Now the hireling flees because he merely serves for wages and is not himself concerned about the sheep [cares nothing for them].
    14 I AM the Good Shepherd; and I know and recognize My own, and My own know and recognize Me--
    15Even as [truly as] the Father knows Me and I also know the Father--and I AM giving My [very own] life and laying it down on behalf of the sheep.
    16And I have other sheep [beside these] that are not of this fold. I must bring and impel those also; and they will listen to My voice and heed My call, and so there will be [they will become] one flock under one Shepherd.
    17For this [reason] the Father loves Me, because I lay down My [own] life--to take it back again.
    18No one takes it away from Me. On the contrary, I lay it down voluntarily. [I put it from Myself.] I AM authorized and have power to lay it down (to resign it) and I AM authorized and have power to take it back again. These are the instructions (orders) which I have received [as My charge] from My Father.
 
John 14:All
    1Do not let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.
    2In My Father's house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I AM going away to prepare a place for you.
    3And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I AM you may be also.
    4And [to the place] where I AM going, you know the way.
    5Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?
    6Jesus said to him, I AM the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.
    7If you had known Me [had learned to recognize Me], you would also have known My Father. From now on, you know Him and have seen Him.
    8Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father [cause us to see the Father--that is all we ask]; then we shall be satisfied.
    9Jesus replied, Have I been with all of you for so long a time, and do you not recognize and know Me yet, Philip? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say then, Show us the Father?
    10Do you not believe that I AM in the Father, and that the Father is in Me? What I AM telling you I do not say on My own authority and of My own accord; but the Father Who lives continually in Me does the (His) works (His own miracles, deeds of power).
    11Believe Me that I AM in the Father and the Father in Me; or else believe Me for the sake of the [very] works themselves. [If you cannot trust Me, at least let these works that I do in My Father's Name convince you.]
    12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.
    13And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son.
    14[Yes] I will grant [I Myself will do for you] whatever you shall ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM].
    15If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.
    16And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever--
    17The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.
    18 I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you.
    19Just a little while now, and the world will not see Me any more, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.
    20At that time [when that day comes] you will know [for yourselves] that I AM in My Father, and you [are] in Me, and I [am] in you.
    21The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]
    22Judas, not Iscariot, asked Him, Lord, how is it that You will reveal Yourself [make Yourself real] to us and not to the world?
    23Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.
    24Anyone who does not [really] love Me does not observe and obey My teaching. And the teaching which you hear and heed is not Mine, but [comes] from the Father Who sent Me.
    25I have told you these things while I AM still with you.
    26But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.
    27Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]
    28You heard Me tell you, I AM going away and I AM coming [back] to you. If you [really] loved Me, you would have been glad, because I AM going to the Father; for the Father is greater and mightier than I AM.
    29And now I have told you [this] before it occurs, so that when it does take place you may believe and have faith in and rely on Me.
    30I will not talk with you much more, for the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. [He has nothing in common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has no power over Me.]
    31But [Satan is coming and] I do as the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know (be convinced) that I love the Father and that I do only what the Father has instructed Me to do. [I act in full agreement with His orders.] Rise, let us go away from here.
 
John 15:All
    1 I AM the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser.
    2Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit.
    3You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].
    4Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.
    5 I AM the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
    6If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned.
    7If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
    8When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.
    9 I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me].
    10If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father's commandments and live on in His love.
    11 I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.
    12This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you.
    13No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.
    14You are My friends if you keep on doing the things which I command you to do.
    15 I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]
    16You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you.
    17This is what I command you: that you love one another.
    18If the world hates you, know that it hated Me before it hated you.
    19If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen (selected) you out of the world, the world hates (detests) you.
    20Remember that I told you, A servant is not greater than his master [is not superior to him]. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word and obeyed My teachings, they will also keep and obey yours.
    21But they will do all this to you [inflict all this suffering on you] because of [your bearing] My Name and on My account, for they do not know or understand the One Who sent Me.
    22If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin [would be blameless]; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
    23Whoever hates Me also hates My Father.
    24If I had not done (accomplished) among them the works which no one else ever did, they would not be guilty of sin. But [the fact is] now they have both seen [these works] and have hated both Me and My Father.
    25But [this is so] that the word written in their Law might be fulfilled, They hated Me without a cause.
    26But when the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) comes, Whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth Who comes (proceeds) from the Father, He [Himself] will testify regarding Me.
    27But you also will testify and be My witnesses, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
 

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Psalmists wrote:
 
Psalm 5:7-8
    7But as for me, I will enter Your house through the abundance of Your steadfast love and mercy; I will worship toward and at Your holy temple in reverent fear and awe of You.
    8Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way level (straight and right) before my face.
 
Psalm 13:5-6
    5But I have trusted, leaned on, and been confident in Your mercy and loving-kindness; my heart shall rejoice and be in high spirits in Your salvation.
    6I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.
 
Psalm 16:11
    11You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
 
Psalm 17:15
    15As for me, I will continue beholding Your face in righteousness (rightness, justice, and right standing with You); I shall be fully satisfied, when I awake [to find myself] beholding Your form [and having sweet communion with You].
 
Psalm 22:26
    26The poor and afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; they shall praise the Lord--they who [diligently] seek for, inquire of and for Him, and require Him [as their greatest need]. May your hearts be quickened now and forever!
 
Psalm 25:14
    14The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning.
 
Psalm 33:1-5
    1Rejoice in the Lord, O you [uncompromisingly] righteous [you upright in right standing with God]; for praise is becoming and appropriate for those who are upright [in heart].
    2Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; sing praises to Him with the harp of ten strings.
    3Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully [on the strings] with a loud and joyful sound.
    4For the word of the Lord is right; and all His work is done in faithfulness.
    5He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the loving-kindness of the Lord.
 
Psalm 36:5-10
    5Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, extend to the skies, and Your faithfulness to the clouds.
    6Your righteousness is like the mountains of God, Your judgments are like the great deep. O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
    7How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
    8They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house; and You cause them to drink of the stream of Your pleasures.
    9For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light.
    10O continue Your loving-kindness to those who know You, Your righteousness (salvation) to the upright in heart.
 
Psalm 37:16-19
    16Better is the little that the [uncompromisingly] righteous have than the abundance [of possessions] of many who are wrong and wicked.
    17For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the [consistently] righteous.
    18The Lord knows the days of the upright and blameless, and their heritage will abide forever.
    19They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil; and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
 
Psalm 48:9-10
    9We have thought of Your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of Your temple.
    10As is Your Name, O God, so is Your praise to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness (rightness and justice).
 
Psalm 51:1-17
    1Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your steadfast love; according to the multitude of Your tender mercy and loving-kindness blot out my transgressions.
    2Wash me thoroughly [and repeatedly] from my iniquity and guilt and cleanse me and make me wholly pure from my sin!
    3For I am conscious of my transgressions and I acknowledge them; my sin is ever before me.
    4Against You, You only, have I sinned and done that which is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified in Your sentence and faultless in Your judgment.
    5Behold, I was brought forth in [a state of] iniquity; my mother was sinful who conceived me [and I too am sinful].
    6Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart.
    7Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean [ceremonially]; wash me, and I shall [in reality] be whiter than snow.
    8Make me to hear joy and gladness and be satisfied; let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
    9Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my guilt and iniquities.
    10Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me.
    11Cast me not away from Your presence and take not Your Holy Spirit from me.
    12Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit.
    13Then will I teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted and return to You.
    14Deliver me from bloodguiltiness and death, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness (Your rightness and Your justice).
    15O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
    16For You delight not in sacrifice, or else would I give it; You find no pleasure in burnt offering.
    17My sacrifice [the sacrifice acceptable] to God is a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart [broken down with sorrow for sin and humbly and thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.
 
Psalm 63:1-8
    1O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.
    2So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your power and Your glory.
    3Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.
    4So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your Name.
    5My whole being shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips
    6When I remember You upon my bed and meditate on You in the night watches.
    7For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice.
    8My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.
 
Psalm 65:4-13
    4Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You choose and cause to come near, that he may dwell in Your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.
    5By fearful and glorious things [that terrify the wicked but make the godly sing praises] do You answer us in righteousness (rightness and justice), O God of our salvation, You Who are the confidence and hope of all the ends of the earth and of those far off on the seas;
    6Who by [Your] might have founded the mountains, being girded with power,
    7Who still the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples,
    8So that those who dwell in earth's farthest parts are afraid of [nature's] signs of Your presence. You make the places where morning and evening have birth to shout for joy.
    9You visit the earth and saturate it with water; You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide them with grain when You have so prepared the earth.
    10You water the field's furrows abundantly, You settle the ridges of it; You make the soil soft with showers, blessing the sprouting of its vegetation.
    11You crown the year with Your bounty and goodness, and the tracks of Your [chariot wheels] drip with fatness.
    12The [luxuriant] pastures in the uncultivated country drip [with moisture], and the hills gird themselves with joy.
    13The meadows are clothed with flocks, the valleys also are covered with grain; they shout for joy and sing together.