But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty! You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,
Who is like the LORD our God, Who is enthroned on high, Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in heaven and in the earth?
O Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him?
Or the son of man, that You think of him?
Thus says the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker:
“Ask Me about the things to come concerning My sons,
And you shall commit to Me the work of My hands.
In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.
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.
We love, because He first loved us.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding,
“What is man, that he should be pure,
Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
'He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges error. 'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!
"Can a vigorous man be of use to God, Or a wise man be useful to himself? "Is there any pleasure to the Almighty if you are righteous, Or profit if you make your ways perfect? "Is it because of your reverence that He reproves you, That He enters into judgment against you? read more.
"Is not your wickedness great, And your iniquities without end?
"How then can a man be just with God? Or how can he be clean who is born of woman? "If even the moon has no brightness And the stars are not pure in His sight, How much less man, that maggot, And the son of man, that worm!"
"Do you think this is according to justice? Do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's'? "For you say, 'What advantage will it be to You? What profit will I have, more than if I had sinned?' "I will answer you, And your friends with you. read more.
"Look at the heavens and see; And behold the clouds--they are higher than you. "If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against Him? And if your transgressions are many, what do you do to Him? "If you are righteous, what do you give to Him, Or what does He receive from your hand? "Your wickedness is for a man like yourself, And your righteousness is for a son of man.
"Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place, That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it?
O LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him? Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.