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It is not the will of the Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. (Mt 18:14, ESV, HolyBible)
12 What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?
13 And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. 14 So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
The Lord Says .. Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; (Isaiah 43:1, ESV, Holy Bible)
Isaiah 43:1-2, ESV, Holy Bible
1 But now, this is what the Lord says--
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
May he [the Lord] give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
Psalm 20:1-5, ESV, Holy Bible
1 May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
3 May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.
4 May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
5 May we shout for joy over your victory
and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.
He [Jesus Christ] is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 2:2-6 (ESV, Holy Bible)
2 He [Jesus Christ] is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.
4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:
6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
Colossians 3:15-17, ESV, Holy Bible
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous. (Psalm 1:6a, ESV, Holy Bible)
Psalm 1, ESV, Holy Bible
1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither--whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. (Titus 2:11, ESV)
Titus 2:11-14, ESV, Holy Bible
11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.
12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,
13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,
14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed.In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. (Exo 15:13, ESV)
Exodus 15:13, ESV, Holy Bible
In your unfailing love you will lead
the people you have redeemed.
In your strength you will guide them
to your holy dwelling.
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. (1 Cor 16:13-14, ESV)
1 Corinthians 16:13-14, ESV, Holy Bible
13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
14 Let all that you do be done in love.
For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
Psalm 95:1-7, ESV, Holy Bible
1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
3 For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
7 For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.