Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? … But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
It was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery. … I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke, will free you from being slaves, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm.
She did what she could. … This poor widow has put in more than all the others. … They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.
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.
Much in every way! … Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, circumcise your hearts, you people of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, or my wrath will flare up and burn like fire because of the evil you have done.
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. … For the Lord will take delight in you.
We rejoice and delight in you. … I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil. … I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. … May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word. … The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are
Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds. … Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart! … They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness.
Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things?
For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life. … If you love me, keep my commands. … Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them. … Anyone who loves me will