And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, andwill call him Immanuel.
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.
But the said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the looketh on the heart.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.
Ah, Sovereign , you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
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