1 Peter 1:7-8

1 Peter 1:7-8
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

Matthew 19:13-14

Matthew 19:13-14
Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven

James 1:5-6

James 1:5-6
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

Luke 6:38

Luke 6:38
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

SECOND CORINTHIANS CHAPTER SEVEN

SECOND CORINTHIANS CHAPTER SEVEN

 

1 Because we have these promises, dear friends,

Let’s purify ourselves from everything

That spoils the body and the spirits; let’s

 

Perfect our holiness in fear of God.

2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have

Corrupted no man, we have conned no man.

 

3 I do not say this to condemn you: for

I’ve said before, that you are in our hearts

To die and live with you. My speech is bold

 

Toward you: 4 I have great confidence in you:

I’m satisfied with you, and I am quite

Joyful in all our troubles, 5 for, when we

 

Came into Macedonia, we had

No rest within our bodies, but we were

Troubled on every side; contentions on

 

The outside; fears within, 6 then God, who cheers

Those who are cast down, comforted us by

Titus’s coming; 7 and not only by

 

His coming, but by the support that you

Had given him, for he told us of your

Longing for me, your mourning, your intense

 

Concern toward me; so I rejoiced the more,

8 For if my letter caused you sorrow, I

Do not repent, although I did regret

 

It, for I see my letter hurt you, though

Just for a while. 9 Now I rejoice, not that

You were made sorry, but because your sorrow

 

Has led you to repentance: for you were

Made sorry as the Lord intended, so

That you weren’t harmed in any way by us.

 

10 For godly sorrow works repentance to

Salvation not to be repented of:

But worldly sorrow leads to death. 11 See what

 

This godly sorrow has produced in you:

What earnestness, what eagerness to clear

Yourselves, what indignation, what alarm,

 

What longing, what concern, what readiness

To clear it up! In everything you’ve proved

Your eagerness to make it right. 12 Therefore,

 

Although I wrote to you, it was not on

Account of him who did the wrong or of

The injured party, but instead that in

 

Front of the Lord you could see for yourselves

That our concern for you in God’s sight might

Appear to you; 13 so we were comforted

 

Within your comfort: yes, and all the more

Were we delighted when we saw how

Glad Titus was, because his spirit was

 

Refreshed by all of you, 14 for if I have

Boasted to him about you, I am not

Ashamed; but as we spoke all things to you

 

In truth, so is our boasting, which I made

In front of Titus, has been proven true.

15 His heart goes out to you when he recalls

 

The way you listened to him willingly

And welcomed him so anxiously, with fear

And trembling, 16 and so I rejoice: In you

 

I can have confidence in all you do.

S.D.G.