“And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it” (Romans 8:22-25).
Every day let us live in FAITH, HOPE AND PATIENCE even as the Apostle Paul encouraged us, saying: “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God” (Romans 8:18-19).
“HAVING therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, [PERFECTING HOLINESS IN THE FEAR OF GOD]” (2 Corinthians 7:1).
“For ye are all the [CHILDREN OF GOD] by [FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS]” (Galatians 3:24-29).
“[WHO HATH SAVED US, AND CALLED US WITH AN HOLY CALLING], not according to our works, but [ACCORDING TO HIS OWN PURPOSE AND GRACE], which was [GIVEN US IN CHRIST JESUS BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN]” (2 Timothy 1:9).
“Keep yourselves in the [LOVE OF GOD], [LOOKING FOR THE MERCY] of our Lord Jesus Christ unto [ETERNAL LIFE]” (Jude 1:21).
“[REJOICING IN HOPE]; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer” (Romans 12:12).
“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen” (2 Corinthians 13:14).