And this is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands. As you have heard from the beginning, His command is that you walk in love.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.
Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.
Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.
We love because He first loved us.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–His good, pleasing and perfect will.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their cry.
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
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.
May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
For He says, “In the time of My favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But God does not take away life; instead, He devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from Him.