1 Thessalonians 5:14
And we urge you, beloved, to admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them.
Turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave Me no kiss; but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet. You did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume. For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”
Loving Father, we pray that you would increase the depth of our love in fellowship.
I pray that your love will keep on growing because of your knowledge and insight.
Dear God, help us to grow in Your love.
A father is tender and kind to his children. In the same way, the Lord is tender and kind to those who have respect for Him.
Almighty Jehovah, we thank You for Your tender love for us.
Can a woman forget her baby who nurses at her breast? Can she withhold compassion from the child she has borne? Even if mothers were to forget, I could never forget you!
When I heard this, I sat down and wept. I mourned for days, fasting and praying before the God-of-Heaven.
Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.