"Look, I am coming quickly! Blessed is the one who keeps the prophetic words of this book."
How happy are those who uphold justice, who practice righteousness at all times.
Remember me, LORD, when You show favor to Your people. Come to me with Your salvation
so that I may enjoy the prosperity of Your chosen ones, rejoice in the joy of Your nation, and boast about Your heritage.
Hallelujah! Happy is the man who fears the Lord, taking great delight in His commandments.
How happy are those whose way is blameless, who live according to the law of the LORD!
Happy are those who keep His decrees and seek Him with all their heart.
They do nothing wrong; they follow His ways.
You have commanded that Your precepts be diligently kept.
If only my ways were committed to keeping Your statutes!
Then I would not be ashamed when I think about all Your commands.
This is what the LORD says: Preserve justice and do what is right, for My salvation is coming soon, and My righteousness will be revealed.
Happy is the man who does this, anyone who maintains this, who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.
Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches 1,335 days.
"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord!' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but [only] the one who does the will of My Father in heaven.
On that day many will say to Me, 'Lord, Lord, didn't we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?'
Then I will announce to them, 'I never knew you! Depart from Me, you lawbreakers!'
"Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock.
The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn't collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.
But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn't act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!"
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.
"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
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."
Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, how is it You're going to reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?"
Jesus answered, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
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.
"I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.
This is My command: love one another as I have loved you.
No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.
You are My friends if you do what I command you.
Circumcision does not matter and uncircumcision does not matter, but keeping God's commandments does.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love.
And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself just as He is pure.
Now this is His command: that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another as He commanded us.
The one who keeps His commands remains in Him, and He in him. And the way we know that He remains in us is from the Spirit He has given us.
For this is what love for God is: to keep His commands. Now His commands are not a burden,
You aren't greater than our father Jacob, are you? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and livestock."
But be careful that this right of yours in no way becomes a stumbling block to the weak.
Don't we have the right to be accompanied by a Christian wife, like the other apostles, the Lord's brothers, and Cephas?
down the middle of the broad street [of the city]. On both sides of the river was the tree of life bearing 12 kinds of fruit, producing its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree are for healing the nations,
"Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. I will give the victor the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
Nothing profane will ever enter it: no one who does what is vile or false, but only those written in the Lamb's book of life.
So Jesus said again, "I assure you: I am the door of the sheep.
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture.
Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.