If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first.
Stay away from every kind of evil. (NLT)
Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
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.
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and He will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Selah
So all the world from east to west will know there is no other God. I am the Lord, and there is no other. (NLT)
“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 joyful always.
But He gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for He will never fail you. (NLT)
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.