Faith makes all things possible,
Hope makes all things work,
Love makes all things beautiful...
may you have all three.
Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us
from God our Father, who created all the lights in
the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting
shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us
His true word. And we, out of all creation, became
His prized possession.
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings,
knowing that suffering produces endurance,
and endurance produces character,
and character produces hope.
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation.
Afterward they will receive the crown of life
that God has promised to those who love Him.
And remember, when you are being tempted,
do not say, “God is tempting me.”
God is never tempted to do wrong,
and He never tempts anyone else.
Temptation comes from our own desires,
which entice us and drag us away.
These desires give birth to sinful actions.
And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.