For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. … Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.
Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other.
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. My Father’s house has plenty of room; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I
The joy of the Lord is your strength … The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace … Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always … The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
You, my brothers and sisters … serve one another. … be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit.
At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.
I have strayed like a lost sheep … We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.