Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing:
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
I thank my God every time I remember you. 4In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.
You are my lamp, O LORD;
the LORD turns my darkness into light.
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.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
A man’s wisdom gives him patience;
it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome.