Hope deferred makes the heart sick … Lord our God … our hope is in you … God our Savior and … Christ Jesus our hope. … Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. … The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.
I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. … We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if people claim to have faith but have no deeds? Can such faith save them?
I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.
You are the light of the world. … A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that all God’s people may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified … Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
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.
So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me