Whom having not seen you love.
We walk by faith, not by sight. § We love Him because He first loved us. § And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. § In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. § To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” § Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
1 Peter 1:8; 2 Cor. 5:7; 1 John 4:19; 4:16; Eph. 1:13;
Col. 1:27; 1 John 4:20; John 20:29; Ps. 2:12
The Lord our Righteousness.
But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags.
I will go in the strength of the Lord God; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only. § I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Bring out the best robe and put it on. § Be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord . . . that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.
Jer. 23:6; Isa. 64:6; Ps. 71:16; Isa. 61:10; Luke 15:22; Rev. 19:8; Phil. 3:8–9