continues even though it is unappreciated and rejected.
continues in the middle of painful or distressing circumstances.
proceeds from a tender, sensitive heart.
desires us to have success even though we made huge mistakes in the past.
is supportive and not jealous of other loving relationships we have.
is humble, that does not boast about how superior His love is compared to our love.
is appropriate for each occasion – always pure and modest.
is free from all selfishness and is focused on doing good for others to promote their happiness.
is not easily provoked or irritated by other people’s inappropriate words, thoughts or actions.
focuses on our positive traits of character and is not eager to find our faults.
rejoices with us when our character is being transformed to be like Jesus.
takes on our burdens.
is hopeful – that never gives up on us in our lifetime.
endures all hardships and suffering so that we can live together as a family in the future.
never fails under any circumstance. 97
“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up.” Psalms 5:3
“Trust in the LORD with all of thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:1-3
“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.” Psalms 19:7
“I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, Thy law is within my heart.” Psalms 40:8
“Great peace have they which love Thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” Psalms 119:65
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalms 19:14
“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple.” Psalms 27:4
“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Psalms 32:8
“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” I John 4:7-8
“By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one for another.” John 13:35
“We love Him, because He first loved us.” I John 4:19
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:” John 1:12
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” II Corinthians 3:18
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:26-27
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance...” Galatians 5:22-23
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.” Isaiah 26:3
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6
“I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalms 34:1
“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Psalms 37:4
“In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.” Psalms 56:11
“Blessed be the LORD, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation…” Psalms 68:19
“In Thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.” Psalms 71:1
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Psalms 84:11
“For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” Psalms 91:11
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” Psalms 23
“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing.” Psalms 100:1-2
“He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.” Psalms 102:17
“With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.” Psalms 119:10-11
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105
“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” Psalms 147:3
“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10
“And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16
“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.” Isaiah 40:29
“All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.” John 6:37
“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.” I Peter 4:12-13
“He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.” Isaiah 33:16
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” I Corinthians 10:13
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” I Corinthians 10:31
“Who can understand his errors? cleanse Thou me from secret faults.” Psalms 19:12
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” James 1:5
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.” II Peter 1:4-7
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” Philippians 2:5
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8