Luke 15:29, 31
but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends.
And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be careful. Hold firmly to your faith. Have courage and be strong.
My friends, don’t try to punish anyone who does wrong to you. Wait for God to punish them with His anger. In the Scriptures the Lord says, “I am the one who punishes; I will pay people back.”
We have been set apart as holy because Jesus Christ did what God wanted Him to do by sacrificing His body once and for all. Every day each priest performed his religious duty. He offered the same type of sacrifice again and again. Yet, these sacrifices could never take away sins. However, this Chief Priest made one sacrifice for sins, and this sacrifice lasts forever. Now He holds the honored position—the one next to God the Father on the heavenly throne.
God has called you to stand out and not blend in with the rest of the world! Only in Christ will you find your true identity.
We say they are happy because they did not give up. You have heard about Job’s patience, and you know the Lord’s purpose for him in the end. You know the Lord is full of mercy and is kind.