and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
Jesus *said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”
For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.
“Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, Where do you pasture your flock, Where do you make it lie down at noon? For why should I be like one who veils herself Beside the flocks of your companions?”
“ What kind of beloved is your beloved, O most beautiful among women? What kind of beloved is your beloved, That thus you adjure us?”
“His mouth is full of sweetness. And he is wholly desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.”
Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls,
“ He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me.
“ If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”
He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.
Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love Me more than these?” love You.” He *said to him, “Tend My lambs.”
And he brought them into his house and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, having believed in God with his whole household.
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha.
who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.
while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
for we walk by faith, not by sight—
For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith,
for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve, “ The stone which the builders rejected, This became the very corner stone,”
And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
We love, because He first loved us.