And if you address him as Father who judges everyone impartially by what he does, you must live reverently all the time you stay here,
This, therefore, is the way you are to pray: 'Our Father in heaven, Your name be revered!
So since we have promises like these, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves of everything that can defile body or spirit, and by reverence for God make our consecration complete.
Let us, therefore, be thankful that the kingdom given to us cannot be shaken, and so please God by worshiping him with reverence and awe;
That is true; but it was for their want of faith that they were broken off, and it is through your faith that you stand where you do. You ought not to feel proud; you ought to be afraid,
Ask, and what you ask will be given you. Search, and you will find what you search for. Knock, and the door will open to you.
So they sent their disciples to him with the Herodians, to say to him, "Master, we know that you tell the truth, and teach the way of God with sincerity, regardless of the consequences, for you are impartial.
Then Peter began and said, "Now I really understand that God shows no partiality,
but there will be glory, honor, and peace for everyone who does right, the Jew first, and the Greek also,
So I am confident. I know well that as long as I am at home in the body I am away from the Lord
See how earnest this God-given pain has made you! how eager to clear yourselves, how indignant, how alarmed, how eager to see me, how zealous, how avenging! At every point you have proved that you are clear of this matter.
Those who were regarded as the leaders??hat they once were makes no difference to me; God takes no account of external differences??he leaders contributed nothing new to me.
The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, grant you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation through the knowledge of himself,
You who are masters, too, must treat your slaves in the same way, and cease to threaten them, for you know that their Master and yours is in heaven, and that he will show no partiality.
So, my dear friends, as you have always been obedient, with reverence and awe make every effort to insure your salvation, not simply as though I were with you, but all the more because I am away.
For the man who wrongs anyone will be paid back for the wrong he has done; there will be no exceptions.
We ought therefore to fear that when the promise of admission to his Rest is still open, some one of you may be found to have failed to reach it.
All these people lived all their lives in faith, and died without receiving what had been promised; they only saw it far ahead and welcomed the sight of it, recognizing that they themselves were only foreigners and strangers here on earth.
but reverence Christ in your hearts as Lord, and always be ready to make your defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that you have. But do so gently and respectfully,