"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
he builds his lofty palace "in the heavens and sets its foundation "on the earth; he calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land — the LORD is his name.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, "we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them.
While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?" declares the LORD. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?" declares the LORD.
Everyone comes naked from their mother's womb, and as everyone comes, so they depart. They take nothing from their toil that they can carry in their hands.