All the paths of the LORD lead to gracious love and truth for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.
because while the Law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus the Messiah.
When Abram was 99 years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and announced, "I am God Almighty. Live in constant awareness that I'm always with you, and be blameless.
"Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hasn't held back his gracious love and faithfulness from my master! The LORD has led me to the house of my master's relatives!"
Then Israel blessed Joseph by saying: "May the God in whose presence my ancestors Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has continued shepherding me my whole life even until today,
It seems only yesterday that you arrived, so should I make you wander around with us while I go wherever I can? Go back, and take your brothers with you. May gracious love and truth accompany you!"
To the holy, you show your gracious love, to the upright, you show yourself upright;
The one who has innocent hands and a pure heart; the person who does not delight in what is false and does not swear an oath deceitfully.
Reward them according to their deeds; according to the evil of their actions. Reward them based on what they do; give them what they deserve.
For the word of the LORD is upright; and all his works are done in faithfulness.
A man's steps are established by the LORD, and the LORD delights in his way.
LORD, do not withhold your mercy from me, for your gracious love and truthfulness will keep me safe continuously.
Whoever offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies me, and I will reveal the salvation of God to whomever continues in my way." To the Director: A Davidic Psalm. When the prophet Nathan came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
He will send help from heaven to deliver me from those who harass and despise me. Interlude God will send his gracious love and truth.
Gracious love and truth meet; righteousness and peace kiss.
Righteousness and justice make up the foundation of your throne; gracious love and truth meet before you.
Because he has focused his love on me, I will deliver him. I will protect him because he knows my name.
He has remembered his gracious love; his faithfulness toward the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth saw our God's deliverance.
Yet the LORD's gracious love remains throughout eternity for those who fear him and his righteous acts extend to their children's children,
I know, LORD, that your decrees are just, and that you have rightfully humbled me.
Though I walk straight into trouble, you preserve my life, stretching out your hand to fight the vehemence of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.
LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for you have done marvelous things, plans made long ago in faithfulness and truth.
When you pass through the waters, I'll be with you; and through the rivers, they won't sweep over you. when you walk through fire you won't be scorched, and the flame won't set you ablaze.
For this is what the LORD says: "Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and soon my deliverance will be revealed.
Whoever is wise, let him understand these things. Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right: the righteous follow his example, but the rebellious stumble in them.
seek the LORD, all you humble people of the land, who do what he commands. Seek righteousness! Seek humility! Maybe you will be protected in the Day of the LORD's anger."
The Word became flesh and lived among us. We gazed on his glory, the kind of glory that belongs to the Father's unique Son, who is full of grace and truth.
Indeed, whoever fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him in any nation.
For it is not merely those who hear the Law who are righteous in God's sight. No, it is those who follow the Law, who will be justified.
And we know that for those who love God, that is, for those who are called according to his purpose, all things are working together for good.
but God found something wrong with his people when he said, "Look! The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
Pursue peace with everyone, as well as holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.
We consider those who endured to be blessed. You have heard about Job's endurance and have seen the purpose of the Lord that the Lord is compassionate and merciful.