1 Peter 4:8
Above all love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Owe no one anything except to love each other; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
The good person, out of the good treasure of his heart, produces good…And the evil person, out of his evil treasure, produces evil…For out of the abundance of heart, his mouth speaks.
36Teacher, which is the greatest commandment of the Law? 37Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.
Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.
Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. For He bruises, but He binds up; He wounds, but His hands make whole.
6Because the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He chastens everyone He accepts as His son. 7Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as His children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? 8If you are not disciplined-and everyone undergoes discipline-then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 9Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and life!
3Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5And hope does not put us to shame because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
2Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.4Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
1The word of the Lord came to Jonah, son of Amittai: 2”Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” 3But Jonah ran away from the Lord.
1From inside the fish, Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. 2He said: “In my distress, I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry. 3You hurled me Into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me. 4 I said, “I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple. 5 The Engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. 6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, Lord my God, brought my life up from the pit. 7When my life was ebbing Away, I remembered you, Lord, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple. 8 Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them. 9 But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, Salvation comes from the Lord. 10 And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness those forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
1 Peter 4:17
For the time has come for judgement to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.