Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ,
remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?
but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God.
keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
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