It was not because you were greater than all other people that the Lord loved you and chose you. In fact, you were the smallest of peoples! No, it is because the Lord loved you and because He kept the solemn pledge He swore to your ancestors that the Lord brought you out with a strong hand and saved you from the house of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh, Egypt’s king.
But I will remember the Lord’s deeds; yes, I will remember Your wondrous acts from times long past. I will meditate on all Your works; I will ponder Your deeds.
2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are blameless toward Him. You have done foolishly in this; therefore, from now on you shall have wars.
…guard your heart in His Word.
Let the word spoken by Christ the Messiah have its home in your hearts and minds and dwell in you in all its richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom in spiritual things, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with His grace in your hearts. And whatever you do no matter what it is in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in dependence upon His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.
Bear (endure, carry) one another’s burdens and troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it].
Thank You God for the protection & stability we have in You.
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the One who watches over you will not slumber.
I also could speak as you do, if you were in my stead; I could join words together against you and shake my head at you. [But] I would strengthen and encourage you with [the words of] my mouth, and the consolation of my lips would soothe your suffering.
One disciple in particular, who was loved by Jesus, reclined next to Him at the table.
Do not count so much on your love for Him, as His love for you!
God calling to Adam: Where are you? Adam: When I heard the sound of You coming in the garden, I was afraid because I am naked. So I hid from You.
Here’s the point. God didn’t send His Son into the world to judge it; instead, He is here to rescue a world headed toward certain destruction.