And we now know that unto those who love God, all things help them unto good, to those who according to the purpose are called to be saints.
But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Jesus, the Christ, after ye have suffered a little while, he himself perfects, confirms, strengthens, and establishes you.
Who shall separate us from the charity of Christ? shall tribulation or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword?
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God thought it out unto good, to bring to pass that which we see this day, to give life to many people.
And unto those whom he did mark out beforehand the way, to these he also called; and to whom he called, these he also justified; and to whom he justified, these he also glorified.
Blessed is the man that patiently endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those that love him.
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me by his grace,
God is faithful, by whom ye were called into the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ 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 given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the ages,
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart and with all thy soul and with all thy might.
and showing mercy unto thousands of generations of those that love me and keep my commandments.
And thou shalt remember all the way by which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness to afflict thee and to prove thee to know what was in thine heart, whether thou would keep his commandments, or not.
Nevertheless, the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows those that are his. And, Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
We love him, because he first loved us.
who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, a food which thy fathers knew not, afflicting thee and proving thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
and said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of the heavens, strong, great and terrible, who keeps covenant and mercy for those that love thee and observe thy commandments;
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in tribulation.
And not only this, but we even glory in the tribulations, knowing that the tribulation works patience;
The seed of his slaves shall inherit it, and those that love his name shall dwell therein.
and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy thought and with all thy strength: this is the principal commandment.
But as it is written, That which eye has not seen nor ear heard neither has entered into the heart of man is that which God has prepared for those that love him.
knowing that the proving of your faith works patience,
And the land shall tremble and sorrow for every thought of the LORD is confirmed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.
And I will put the third part into the fire and will refine them as silver is refined and will try them as gold is tried; He shall call on my name, and I will hear him; I will say, My people, and he shall say, The LORD is my God.
And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord, and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
among whom ye are also the called of Jesus Christ;
(for the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand: not of works, but of him that calls),
and making known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he has prepared unto glory?
For we know that if the earthly house of this our habitation were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself,
For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain saving health by our Lord Jesus Christ,
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren, beloved of the Lord, because God has from the beginning chosen you to saving health through the sanctification of the Spirit and faith in the truth,
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the poor of this world that they might be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those that love him?
that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold (which perishes, nevertheless it is tried with fire), might be found unto praise and glory and honour when Jesus, the Christ, is made manifest;
In this does the charity consist, not because we had loved God, but because he loved us and has sent his Son to be the reconciliation for our sins.
In this we know that we love the sons of God, when we love God and keep his commandments.
Thus hath the LORD God of Israel said: Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge those that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good.
For we suffer all these things for your sakes that the grace abounding through many may in the thanksgiving redound to the glory of God.
This persuasion does not come of him that called you.
For I know that this shall become my saving health through your prayer and the nourishment of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
in testimony of the just judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer,
for whom the Lord loves, he chastens and scourges everyone whom he receives as a son.