We have known and believed the
love that God has for us.
God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. § He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? § The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.
We love Him because He first loved us.
Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.
1 John 4:16; Eph. 2:4–7; John 3:16; Rom. 8:32;
Ps. 145:9; 1 John 4:19; Luke 1:45
Do not set your mind on high things,
but associate with the humble.
My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality … Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being. § Having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.
God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.
Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty.
Rom. 12:16; James 2:1, 5; 1 Cor. 10:24;
1 Tim. 6:8–9; 1 Cor. 1:27–29; Ps. 131:1