For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.
And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.