God didn’t spare his own Son but handed him over to death for all of us. So he will also give us everything along with him (Romans 8:32)
The person who has the Son has this life [the life and nature of God]. The person who doesn’t have the Son of God doesn’t have this life [the life and nature or God] (I John 5:12)
Christ means everything to me in this life, and when I die I’ll have even more (Philippians 1:21)
This is what Yahweh says:
Don’t let wise people brag about their wisdom.
Don’t let strong people brag about their strength.
Don’t let rich people brag about their riches.
If they want to brag, they should brag that they understand and know me.
They should brag that I, Yahweh, act out of love, righteousness,
and justice on the earth.
This kind of bragging pleases me, declares Yahweh (Jeremiah 9:23 -24)
Since we have these promises, dear friends, we need to cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit and live a holy life in the fear of God(II Corinthians 7:1)
Hmm, did you notice that we must cleanse ourselves? Paul didn’t write, “O friends, since we have these promises, we to pray real hard for the Lord to cleanse us, because there is no way we can do it. We are such weak and feeble humans.” Interesting.
Any followers who count one day more important than another day do it to honor their Lord. And any followers who eat meat give thanks to God, just like the ones who don’t eat meat.
Whether we live or die, it must be for God, rather than for ourselves. Whether we live or die, it must be for the Lord. Alive or dead, we still belong to the Lord. This is because Christ died and rose to life, so that he would be the Lord of the dead and of the living.
Look, I’m standing at the door and knocking. If anyone listens to my voice and opens the door, I’ll come in and we’ll eat together (Revelation 3:20)