So be alert! Remember that for three years, night and day, I never stopped tearfully warning each of you.
So, even though I wrote to you, it wasn't because of the man who did the wrong or because of the man who was hurt. Instead, I wrote to you so that your devotion to us might be made perfectly clear to you before God.
Besides everything else, I have a daily burden because of my anxiety about all the churches.
I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct.
I am afraid for you! I don't want my work for you to have been wasted!
We pray very hard night and day that we may see you again face to face, so that we may equip you with whatever is lacking in your faith.
Throw all your worry on him, because he cares for you.
The LORD remembers and blesses us. He will indeed bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.
because it is the unbelievers who are eager for all those things. Surely your heavenly Father knows that you need all of them!
Why, even all the hairs on your head have been counted! Stop being afraid. You are worth more than a bunch of sparrows."
Amos replied in answer to Amaziah, "I am no prophet, nor am I a prophet's son, for I have been shepherding and picking the fruit of sycamore trees.