daily Scripture meditation
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
And provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes the oil of joy instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.
Your word is a lamp for my feet a light on my path.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.