1 Thessalonians 3:6
But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always think kindly of us, longing to see us just as we also long to see you,
2 Timothy 1:3
I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day,
1 Thessalonians 2:13
For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.
Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.”
but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith;
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;
Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.
By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first.
So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her.
Song of Songs 8:7
“Many waters cannot quench love,
Nor will rivers overflow it;
If a man were to give all the riches of his house for love,
It would be utterly despised.”
“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He *said to him, “Tend My lambs.”
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
2 Corinthians 5:14
For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;
2 Corinthians 8:7
But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also.
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints;
For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
1 John 3:18
Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.
‘I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false;
to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;
For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees?
rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,
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.
1 Corinthians 13:13
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.
1 John 3:3
And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God’s sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.
Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;
and he *said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God.
2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.
1 Timothy 2:3
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 3:4
but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.
1 John 3:21
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;