But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.
And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sinsand live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
Today is Wednesday