During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered. … For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who
Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.
For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men.
You were bought at a price. … He will ransom you from death.
He will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. … I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
The Lord who rescues Israel lives. … Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. … For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! … Because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who
All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. … There is no one righteous, not even one.
But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. … Who can stand in the presence of the Lord, this holy God?
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.