Not only this, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received this reconciliation.
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by his life?
And all these things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
Hannah prayed, "My heart rejoices in the Lord; my horn is exalted high because of the Lord. I loudly denounce my enemies, for I am happy that you delivered me.
Rejoice in the Lord and be happy, you who are godly! Shout for joy, all you who are morally upright!
Then I will go to the altar of God, to the God who gives me ecstatic joy, so that I express my thanks to you, O God, my God, with a harp.
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; I will be overjoyed because of my God. For he clothes me in garments of deliverance; he puts on me a robe symbolizing vindication. I look like a bridegroom when he wears a turban as a priest would; I look like a bride when she puts on her jewelry.
When the fig tree does not bud, and there are no grapes on the vines; when the olive trees do not produce, and the fields yield no crops; when the sheep disappear from the pen, and there are no cattle in the stalls,
But to all who have received him -- those who believe in his name -- he has given the right to become God's children
This is the bread that has come down from heaven, so that a person may eat from it and not die.
But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast of your relationship to God
Or is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of the Gentiles too? Yes, of the Gentiles too!
For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
Is not the cup of blessing that we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread that we break a sharing in the body of Christ?
But now that you have come to know God (or rather to be known by God), how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless basic forces? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Finally, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! To write this again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.
For we are the circumcision, the ones who worship by the Spirit of God, exult in Christ Jesus, and do not rely on human credentials
Therefore, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,