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.
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart You, God, will not despise.
Thank You, God, that through prayer and Your Word we have the power of endurance beyond our understanding.
2 Corinthians 4:17
The little troubles we suffer now for a short time are making us ready for the great things God is going to give us forever.
And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.