Where then is that sense of blessing you had? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me.
just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.
For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh,
For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.
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.
For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord,
in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you—
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.
For I testify for him that he has a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.
and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.
We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.