Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;
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.
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.
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth. A Song.
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
“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.
“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.’”
2 Corinthians 4:15
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.
2 Corinthians 5:1
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.
for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
2 Thessalonians 1:5
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.”
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
1 Peter 1:7
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;
Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.
and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
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,
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.’
1 Corinthians 2:9
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.”
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.
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?
1 John 4:10
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.
1 John 5:2
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments.
and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
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,
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.
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.
But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, was pleased
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him
This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord,
1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 Thessalonians 2:13
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.
2 Timothy 2:19
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.”
1 Peter 5:10
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.