Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
Jesus told him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
~ John 14:6, NLT
The Lord says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”
- Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV)
The members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.
- 1 Corinthians 12:22 (NRSV)
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.