For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.
But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,
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.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
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.
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
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 he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
Today is Thursday