Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
This is the day which the hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Don't be misled--you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.
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.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
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.
Today is Wednesday