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.
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.
and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, was pleased
God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord,
who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
"You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
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."
We love, because He first loved us.
"In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end.
I said, "I beseech You, O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;
The descendants of His servants will inherit it, And those who love His name will dwell in it.
AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.'
but just as it is written, "THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM."
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
So the land quakes and writhes, For the purposes of the LORD against Babylon stand, To make the land of Babylon A desolation without inhabitants.
"And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, 'They are My people,' And they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"
When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord; and as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed.
among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;
for though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that God's purpose according to His choice would stand, not because of works but because of Him who calls,
And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,
For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him
For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
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.
Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments.
"Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'Like these good figs, so I will regard as good the captives of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans.
For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.
This persuasion did not come from Him who calls you.
for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
This is a plain indication of God's righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering.
FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES, AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES."