If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more.
No longer will a man teach his neighbor,
or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest.
This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel
after that time, declares the Lord.
I will put my laws in their minds
and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
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.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;
I will tell of all your deeds
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
Then will I purify the lips of the peoples,
that all of them may call on the name of the Lord
and serve him shoulder to shoulder.
For nothing is impossible with God.
Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position.
Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
and naked I will depart.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away;
may the name of the LORD be praised.
He who guards his mouth and his tongue
keeps himself from calamity.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy.”
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?”
“Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.