Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
fortitude, ripeness of character; and ripeness of character, hope;
on account of the hope treasured up for you in Heaven. Of this hope you have already heard in the Message of the truth of the Good News.
2 Thessalonians 2:16
And may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself--and God our Father who has loved us and has given us in His grace eternal consolation and a bright hope--
in order that having been declared righteous through His grace we might become heirs to the Life of the Ages in fulfilment of our hopes.
He added an oath, in order that, through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for Him to prove false, we may possess mighty encouragement--we who, for safety, have hastened to lay hold of the hope set before us.
and He made no difference between us and them, in that He cleansed their hearts by their faith.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Having therefore these promises, beloved friends, let us purify ourselves from all defilement of body and of spirit, and secure perfect holiness through the fear of God.
but may rather be restored. Persistently strive for peace with all men, and for that growth in holiness apart from which no one will see the Lord.
2 Peter 1:4
It is by means of these that He has granted us His precious and wondrous promises, in order that through them you may, one and all, become sharers in the very nature of God, having completely escaped the corruption which exists in the world through earthly cravings.
2 Peter 3:14
Therefore, dear friends, since you have these expectations, earnestly seek to be found in His presence, free from blemish or reproach, in peace.
If the world hates you, remember that it has first had me as the fixed object of its hatred.