I will show you whom you should fear

Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. Continue reading

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The wicked go down to the realm of the dead

Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men, nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God Continue reading

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Stop and consider God’s wonders. … Those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge.

Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. … To this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Continue reading

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For we live by faith, not by sight

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. … For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? Continue reading

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Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me

Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? … But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. Continue reading

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I redeemed you from the land of slavery

It was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery. … I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke, will free you from being slaves, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm. Continue reading

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Give generously

She did what she could. … This poor widow has put in more than all the others. … They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on. Continue reading

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Behind the curtain

The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. … The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. Continue reading

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This world in its present form is passing away

Though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. … We were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world. Continue reading

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The world languishes and withers

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. Continue reading

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