Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy,
The one who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him."
"As the Father has loved me, I have also loved you. Remain in My love.
If you keep My commands you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commands and remain in His love.
When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he encouraged all of them to remain true to the Lord with a firm resolve of the heart--
And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
We know that everyone who has been born of God does not sin, but the One who is born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.
Little children, guard yourselves from idols.
They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not love their lives in the face of death.
This hope does not disappoint, because God's love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!
May the Lord direct your hearts to God's love and Christ's endurance.
This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.
If anyone has this world's goods and sees his brother in need but shuts off his compassion from him-- how can God's love reside in him?
When a man dies, will he come back to life? [If so,] I would wait all the days of my struggle until my relief comes.
The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him.
It is good to wait quietly for deliverance from the LORD.
Therefore be alert, since you don't know what day your Lord is coming.
But know this: If the homeowner had known what time the thief was coming, he would have stayed alert and not let his house be broken into.
This is why you also must be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
"Who then is a faithful and sensible slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give them food at the proper time?
That slave whose master finds him working when he comes will be rewarded.
I assure you: He will put him in charge of all his possessions.
But if that wicked slave says in his heart, 'My master is delayed,'
and starts to beat his fellow slaves, and eats and drinks with drunkards,
that slave's master will come on a day he does not expect and at an hour he does not know.
He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
You must be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet so that when he comes and knocks, they can open [the door] for him at once.
Those slaves the master will find alert when he comes will be blessed. I assure you: He will get ready, have them recline at the table, then come and serve them.
If he comes in the middle of the night, or even near dawn, and finds them alert, those slaves are blessed.
But know this: if the homeowner had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.
You also be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect."
In the future, there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me, but to all those who have loved His appearing.
while we wait for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a special people, eager to do good works.
so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.
as you wait for and earnestly desire the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be on fire and be dissolved, and the elements will melt with the heat.
for although the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
To Timothy, my true child in the faith. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
To Timothy, my dearly loved child. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.
May the Lord grant that he obtain mercy from the Lord on that day. And you know how much he ministered at Ephesus.
so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace will reign through righteousness, resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. The one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given about His Son.)
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.