In this, love is perfected with us so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, for we are as He is in this world.
But whoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God is perfected. This is how we know we are in Him:
So now, little children, remain in Him, so that when He appears we may have boldness and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.
No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and His love is perfected in us.
I assure you: It will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.
It is enough for a disciple to become like his teacher and a slave like his master. If they called the head of the house ‘Beelzebul,’ how much more the members of his household!
But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.
But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.”
I tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak.
Remember the word I spoke to you: ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will also keep yours.
For those He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.
keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.
For judgment is without mercy to the one who hasn’t shown mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
You see that faith was active together with his works, and by works, faith was perfected.
However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear, so that when you are accused, those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame.
Therefore, since Christ suffered in the flesh, equip yourselves also with the same resolve—because the one who suffered in the flesh has finished with sin—
Instead, rejoice as you share in the sufferings of the Messiah, so that you may also rejoice with great joy at the revelation of His glory.
then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,
But by the same word, the present heavens and earth are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
3 1 Look at how great a love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children. And we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn’t know Him.
And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself just as He is pure.
This is how we will know we belong to the truth and will convince our conscience in His presence,