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.
When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not manmade, that is to say, not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. … Blessed is the person who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. … In whom there is nothing false. … Who hunger and thirst for righteousness.
I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her. … Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. … Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.
For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just.
But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband. … Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. I say this as a concession, not as
To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.
The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. … Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. … The way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still functioning.
God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers. … The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. … Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.
The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. … (An elder) must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.