Hebrews 10:19-25

Hebrews 10:19. “Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20. by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21. and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22. let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25. not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Psalm 16

Psalm 16:1. “Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. 2. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” 3. I say of the holy people who are in the land, “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.” 4. Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more. I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods or take up their names on my lips. 5. Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. 6. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. 7. I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. 8. I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 9. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, 10. because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. 11. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

Oh, this is so true!!

Psalm 15

Psalm 15: 1. “Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? 2. The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; 3. whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; 4. who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; 5. who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.”

Psalm 136:1-9

Psalm 136:1. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. 2. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. 3. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. 4. to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. 5. who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever. 6. who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever. 7. who made the great lights— His love endures forever. 8. the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever. 9. the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever.”

1 John 5:1-12

1 John 5:1. “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 2. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 4. for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 6. This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7. For there are three that testify: 8. the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 9. We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. 10. Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. 11. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

1 John 4:7-17

1 John 4:7. “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 13. This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.”