Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing

For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. … Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. … “My people will be filled with my bounty,” declares the LORD. Continue reading

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He heals the brokenhearted

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. Continue reading

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Love comes from God

And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us … This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for one another. Continue reading

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You have been taught by God to love each other

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. … 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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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You will be secure, because there is hope

The law made nothing perfect, and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. … We have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. … And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. … Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade … Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect … Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer … Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. … May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Jo 11:18He 7:191Ti 4:10He 6:19Ro 5:2He 10:231Pe 1:3-41Pe 1:211Pe 3:152Co 3:12Ro 12:12Ps 31:24Ro 15:13

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Everything that does not come from faith is sin

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. Continue reading

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What good is it to have faith but have no deeds?

Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. Continue reading

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Become blameless and pure

I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds. … What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if people claim to have faith but have no deeds? Can such faith save them? Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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