1 Peter 1:7 (NKJV) that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious
than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor,
and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
1 Peter 1:8 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him,
yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
1 Peter 1:9 receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:8 (NLT) You love him even though you have never seen him. Though
you do not see him now, you trust him …
1 Peter 1:8 (MSG) You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don’t see him,
yet you trust him …
There’s More To Jesus Than Meets The Eye
Proverbs 2:1 My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands
Proverbs 2:2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to
Proverbs 2:3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for
Proverbs 2:4 If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures;
Proverbs 2:5 Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the
knowledge of God.
Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge
Proverbs 2:7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those
who walk uprightly;
Proverbs 2:8 He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints.
Proverbs 2:9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equit and
every good path.
The Wealth Of Wisdom
1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Judging By Appearances
2 Corinthians 12:7 (NKJV) And lest I should be exalted above measure by the
abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger
of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.
2 Corinthians 12: 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that
it might depart from me.
2 Corinthians 12: 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My
strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast
in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs,
in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Why Isn’t It Always God’s Will To Heal?
Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
Romans 8:21 (NKJV) Because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption …
1 Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
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