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.
If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
When he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. … For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver. … I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. … Yet not as I will, but as you will. … Praise the Lord, you his servants who do his will.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?
God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
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.
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save. … 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.