purposed
Ruth 1:17
"Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus may the LORD do to me, and worse, if [anything but] death parts you and me."
Ruth 1:18
When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more to her.
1 Kings 5:5
"Behold, I intend to build a house for the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spoke to David my father, saying, 'Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, he will build the house for My name.'
Psalm 119:106
I have sworn and I will confirm it, That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.
Psalm 119:115
Depart from me, evildoers, That I may observe the commandments of my God.
Acts 11:23
Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and [began] to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain [true] to the Lord;
1 Corinthians 7:37
But he who stands firm in his heart, being under no constraint, but has authority over his own will, and has decided this in his own heart, to keep his own virgin [daughter], he will do well.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each one [must do] just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
defile
Leviticus 11:45-47
45
'For I am the LORD who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God; thus you shall be holy, for I am holy.'"
46
This is the law regarding the animal and the bird, and every living thing that moves in the waters and everything that swarms on the earth,
47
to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be eaten.
Deuteronomy 32:38
'Who ate the fat of their sacrifices, [And] drank the wine of their drink offering? Let them rise up and help you, Let them be your hiding place!
Psalm 106:28
They joined themselves also to Baal-peor, And ate sacrifices offered to the dead.
Psalm 141:4
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.
Ezekiel 4:13
Then the LORD said, "Thus will the sons of Israel eat their bread unclean among the nations where I will banish them."
Ezekiel 4:14
But I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I have never been defiled; for from my youth until now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has any unclean meat ever entered my mouth."
Hosea 9:3
They will not remain in the LORD'S land, But Ephraim will return to Egypt, And in Assyria they will eat unclean [food].
Hosea 9:4
They will not pour out drink offerings of wine to the LORD, Their sacrifices will not please Him. [Their bread will] [be] like mourners' bread; All who eat of it will be defiled, For their bread will be for themselves [alone]; It will not enter the house of the LORD.
Acts 10:14-16
14
But Peter said, "By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean."
15
Again a voice [came] to him a second time, "What God has cleansed, no [longer] consider unholy."
16
This happened three times, and immediately the object was taken up into the sky.
Romans 14:15-17
15
For if because of food your brother is hurt, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy with your food him for whom Christ died.
16
Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;
17
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 8:7-10
7
However not all men have this knowledge; but some, being accustomed to the idol until now, eat [food] as if it were sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
8
But food will not commend us to God; we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the better if we do eat.
9
But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.
10
For if someone sees you, who have knowledge, dining in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be strengthened to eat things sacrificed to idols?
1 Corinthians 10:18-21
18
Look at the nation Israel; are not those who eat the sacrifices sharers in the altar?
19
What do I mean then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
20
[No], but [I say] that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons.
21
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
1 Corinthians 10:28-31
28
But if anyone says to you, "This is meat sacrificed to idols," do not eat [it], for the sake of the one who informed [you], and for conscience' sake;
29
I mean not your own conscience, but the other [man's]; for why is my freedom judged by another's conscience?
30
If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered concerning that for which I give thanks?
31
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.