To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27
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.
My dear children,
for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth
until Christ is formed in you,
how I wish I could be with you now
and change my tone,
because I am perplexed about you!
You study the Scriptures diligently
because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures
that testify about me, yet you refuse
to come to me to have life.
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. Romans 8:11
“Because he loves me,” says the LORD,
“I will rescue him;
I will protect him,
for he acknowledges my name.”
For this I toil, struggling with all his energy
that he powerfully works within me.