“And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” “
“Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.”
And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
“[ Stand Firm ] But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.”
2 Thessalonians 2:13
“Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved human praise more than praise from God.”
The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.
I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me and making their treasuries full.