Week 17 2017
The Lord is near.
“Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
Since my youth, Oh God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
Lam 3:24 ESV
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it (1Thess 5:23-24 NIV).
The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong- that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.