Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;
You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness,
Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall I will rise; Though I dwell in darkness, the Lord is a light for me.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “ The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “ Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.”
And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,
who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him
He does not put out his money at interest, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.
When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever.
He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.
“How blessed is the man who does this, And the son of man who takes hold of it; Who keeps from profaning the sabbath, And keeps his hand from doing any evil.”
Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like:
But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil,
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,
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.
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.