Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrificesGod is pleased.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
How great you are, Sovereign ! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.
Today is Thursday