These three remain: faith, hope and love; but the greatest is love

Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Continue Reading “These three remain: faith, hope and love; but the greatest is love”

Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power

Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?” … “Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him. … For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean. … But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person. Continue Reading “Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power”

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. Continue Reading “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together”