And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Do everything in love.
We love because he first loved us.
See what great 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.
And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”
The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
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.
Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
Now then, stand still and see this great thing the LORD is about to do before your eyes!
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.