The grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant,
with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. § Where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.
That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. § Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified. § According to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior.
1 Tim. 1:14; 2 Cor. 8:9; Rom. 5:20; Eph. 2:7–9; Gal. 2:16; Titus 3:5–6
I am … the Bright and Morning Star.
A Star shall come out of Jacob.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. § Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag upon the mountains of Bether.
“Watchman, what of the night?” The watchman said, “The morning comes, and also the night. If you will inquire, inquire; return! Come back!”
I am the light of the world. § I will give him the morning star.
Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore … lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!
Rev. 22:16; Num. 24:17; Rom. 13:12; Song 2:17;
Isa. 21:11–12; John 8:12; Rev. 2:28; Mark 13:33–37