Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.
1 Timothy 1:15(NKJV)
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God.
To do righteousness and justice
Is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
And you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:9(NKJV)
Accept, I pray, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord,
And teach me Your judgments.
Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22(NKJV)
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.
2 Corinthians 5:9(NKJV)
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