Indeed; Let God be true, but every man a liar.
As for God, His way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: He is a buckler to all those that trust in Him. For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God? It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
The grass withers, the flower fades: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to God’s word. The entrance of God’s words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Whosoever abides in Him sins not: whosoever sins hath not seen Him, neither known Him. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and His commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
If ye love Me, keep my commandments.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure. I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. Being confident of this very thing, that He which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides for ever.
Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us; unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
Indeed, let God be true
~ God’s Holy Word ~