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Meeting with God

Isaiah 1:18 "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.

 

Hebrews 1:3 who being the brightness of [His] glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

God is love:

  1. 1 John 4:7
     
    • The Message (MSG)
      [ God Is Love ] My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God.
      1 John 4:6-8 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
  2. 1 John 4:8
     
    • New International Version (NIV)
      Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
      1 John 4:7-9 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
    • Amplified Bible (AMP)
      He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.
      1 John 4:7-9 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
    • New King James Version (NKJV)
      He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
      1 John 4:7-9 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
    • The Message (MSG)
      The person who refuses to love doesn't know the first thing about God, because God is love--so you can't know him if you don't love.
      1 John 4:7-9 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
  3. 1 John 4:16
     
    • New International Version (NIV)
      And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
      1 John 4:15-17 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
    • Amplified Bible (AMP)
      And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.
      1 John 4:15-17 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
    • New King James Version (NKJV)
      And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
      1 John 4:15-17 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
    • The Message (MSG)
      We know it so well, we've embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God. God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us.
      1 John 4:15-17 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)

    love has to be tough

    1. Proverbs 3:12
       
      • New International Version (NIV)
        because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
        Proverbs 3:11-13 (in Context) Proverbs 3 (Whole Chapter)
    2. Proverbs 12:1
       
      • New International Version (NIV)
        Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
        Proverbs 12:1-3 (in Context) Proverbs 12 (Whole Chapter)
      • The Message (MSG)
        [ If You Love Learning ] If you love learning, you love the discipline that goes with it-- how shortsighted to refuse correction!
        Proverbs 12:1-3 (in Context) Proverbs 12 (Whole Chapter)
    3. Proverbs 13:24
       
      • New International Version (NIV)
        He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
        Proverbs 13:23-25 (in Context) Proverbs 13 (Whole Chapter)
      • Amplified Bible (AMP)
        He who spares his rod [of discipline] hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines diligently and punishes him early.
        Proverbs 13:23-25 (in Context) Proverbs 13 (Whole Chapter)
      • New King James Version (NKJV)
        He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.
        Proverbs 13:23-25 (in Context) Proverbs 13 (Whole Chapter)
    4. Hebrews 12:6
       
      • New International Version (NIV)
        because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son."
        Hebrews 12:5-7 (in Context) Hebrews 12 (Whole Chapter)
      • Amplified Bible (AMP)
        For the Lord corrects and disciplines everyone whom He loves, and He punishes, even scourges, every son whom He accepts and welcomes to His heart and cherishes.
        Hebrews 12:5-7 (in Context) Hebrews 12 (Whole Chapter)
      • The Message (MSG)
        It's the child he loves that he disciplines; the child he embraces, he also corrects.
        Hebrews 12:5-7 (in Context) Hebrews 12 (Whole Chapter)
    5. Revelation 3:19
       
      • New International Version (NIV)
        Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.
        Revelation 3:18-20 (in Context) Revelation 3 (Whole Chapter)
      • Amplified Bible (AMP)
        Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].
        Revelation 3:18-20 (in Context) Revelation 3 (Whole Chapter)

Seems Right

  1. Proverbs 12:15
     
    • New International Version (NIV)
      The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
      Proverbs 12:14-16 (in Context) Proverbs 12 (Whole Chapter)
  2. Proverbs 14:12
     
    • New International Version (NIV)
      There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
      Proverbs 14:11-13 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
    • Amplified Bible (AMP)
      There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death.
      Proverbs 14:11-13 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)
    • New King James Version (NKJV)
      There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
      Proverbs 14:11-13 (in Context) Proverbs 14 (Whole Chapter)

Judgment

  1. Hebrews 9:27
    And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
    Hebrews 9:26-28 (in Context) Hebrews 9 (Whole Chapter)
  2. John 9:41  The Message (MSG)
    Jesus said, "If you were really blind, you would be blameless, but since you claim to see everything so well, you're accountable for every fault and failure.
    John 9:40-42 (in Context) John 9 (Whole Chapter)
  3. Romans 3:19  

    New International Version (NIV)
    Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God.
    Romans 3:18-20 (in Context) Romans 3 (Whole Chapter)

    Amplified Bible (AMP)
    Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that [the murmurs and excuses of] every mouth may be hushed and all the world may be held accountable to God.
    Romans 3:18-20 (in Context) Romans 3 (Whole Chapter)

  4. Malachi 3:5
     
  5. Matthew 12:42
     
  6. Luke 11:32
     
  7. John 3:18
     
  8. John 3:19
     
  9. John 5:24
     
  10. John 5:29
     
  11. John 5:30
     
  12. John 9:39
     
  13. John 16:8
     
  14. Acts 24:25
     
  15. 1 Corinthians 4:5
     
  16. 1 Corinthians 11:31
     
  17. 1 Corinthians 11:34
     
  18. 1 Peter 4:17
     
  19. 2 Peter 3:10
     
  20. Revelation 14:7
     
  21. Revelation 15:4
     
  22. Revelation 17:1
     
  23. Revelation 18:10
     

    Pure, "God Pleasing" Religion

    James chapter 1 verse 19 through Chapter 2, verse 19

    My dear friends, you should be quick to listen and slow to speak or to get angry. If you are angry, you cannot do any of the good things that God wants done. You must stop doing anything immoral or evil. Instead be humble and accept the message that is planted in you to save you.

        Obey God's message! Don't fool yourselves by just listening to it. If you hear the message and don't obey it, you are like people who stare at themselves in a mirror and forget what they look like as soon as they leave. But you must never stop looking at the perfect law that sets you free. God will bless you in everything you do, if you listen and obey, and don't just hear and forget.

        If you think you are being religious, but can't control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and everything you do is useless. Religion that pleases God the Father must be pure and spotless. You must help needy orphans and widows and not let this world make you evil.

    James 2

     My friends, if you have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, you won't treat some people better than others. Suppose a rich person wearing fancy clothes and a gold ring comes to one of your meetings. And suppose a poor person dressed in worn-out clothes also comes. You must not give the best seat to the one in fancy clothes and tell the one who is poor to stand at the side or sit on the floor. That is the same as saying that some people are better than others, and you would be acting like a crooked judge.

        My dear friends, pay attention. God has given a lot of faith to the poor people in this world. He has also promised them a share in his kingdom that he will give to everyone who loves him. You mistreat the poor. But isn't it the rich who boss you around and drag you off to court? Aren't they the ones who make fun of your Lord?

        You will do all right, if you obey the most important law in the Scriptures. It is the law that commands us to love others as much as we love ourselves. But if you treat some people better than others, you have done wrong, and the Scriptures teach that you have sinned. If you obey every law except one, you are still guilty of breaking them all. The same God who told us to be faithful in marriage also told us not to murder. So even if you are faithful in marriage, but murder someone, you still have broken God's Law.

        Speak and act like people who will be judged by the law that sets us free. Do this, because on the day of judgment there will be no pity for those who have not had pity on others. But even in judgment, God is merciful! 

     My friends, what good is it to say you have faith, when you don't do anything to show that you really do have faith? Can that kind of faith save you? If you know someone who doesn't have any clothes or food, you shouldn't just say, "I hope all goes well for you. I hope you will be warm and have plenty to eat." What good is it to say this, unless you do something to help? Faith that doesn't lead us to do good deeds is all alone and dead!

        Suppose someone disagrees and says, "It is possible to have faith without doing kind deeds."

       I would answer, "Prove that you have faith without doing kind deeds, and I will prove that I have faith by doing them." You surely believe there is only one God. That's fine. Even demons believe this, and it makes them shake with fear.