As you’ll see, this index is a work-in-progress which could take us another decade or two. So, you better take it and develop it yourself, because who knows whether Shih Tzu will get what he wants, and the train of death will come into my station – soon and suddenly.
And he said, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham.
Let the young woman to whom I shall say, ‘Please let down your jar that I may drink,’ and who shall say, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels’—let her be the one whom you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I shall know that you have shown steadfast love to my master.”
and said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the Lord has led me in the way to the house of my master’s kinsmen.”
I am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant, for with only my staff I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two camps.
But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
“You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed; you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.
You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Exodus 32 The Golden Calf Betrayal
The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.”
(for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God),
“If anyone commits a breach of faith and sins unintentionally in any of the holy things of the Lord, he shall bring to the Lord as his compensation, a ram without blemish out of the flock, valued in silver shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, for a guilt offering.
“If anyone sins and commits a breach of faith against the Lord by deceiving his neighbor in a matter of deposit or security, or through robbery, or if he has oppressed his neighbor
“Speak to the people of Israel, When a man or woman commits any of the sins that people commit by breaking faith with the Lord, and that person realizes his guilt,
“Speak to the people of Israel, If any man’s wife goes astray and breaks faith with him,
Numbers 13-14 The Spies and Betrayal of God
Please pardon the iniquity of this people, according to the greatness of your steadfast love, just as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt until now.”
“Phinehas the son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has turned back my wrath from the people of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy among them, so that I did not consume the people of Israel in my jealousy.
For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
And because he loved your fathers and chose their offspring after them and brought you out of Egypt with his own presence, by his great power,
You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
for the Lord your God in your midst is a jealous God—lest the anger of the Lord your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.
For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, and repays to their face those who hate him, by destroying them. He will not be slack with one who hates him. He will repay him to his face. You shall therefore be careful to do the commandment and the statutes and the rules that I command you today.
Yet the Lord set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day.
He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.
But the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loved you.
“The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.
They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked him to anger.
They have made me jealous with what is no god; they have provoked me to anger with their idols. So I will make them jealous with those who are no people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
because you broke faith with me in the midst of the people of Israel at the waters of Meribah-kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin, and because you did not treat me as holy in the midst of the people of Israel.
But the people of Israel broke faith in regard to the devoted things, for Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of the devoted things. And the anger of the Lord burned against the people of Israel.
“Thus says the whole congregation of the Lord, ‘What is this breach of faith that you have committed against the God of Israel in turning away this day from following the Lord by building yourselves an altar this day in rebellion against the Lord?
Did not Achan the son of Zerah break faith in the matter of the devoted things, and wrath fell upon all the congregation of Israel? And he did not perish alone for his iniquity.’”
“The Mighty One, God, the Lord! The Mighty One, God, the Lord! He knows; and let Israel itself know! If it was in rebellion or in breach of faith against the Lord, do not spare us today
And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest said to the people of Reuben and the people of Gad and the people of Manasseh, “Today we know that the Lord is in our midst, because you have not committed this breach of faith against the Lord. Now you have delivered the people of Israel from the hand of the Lord.”
But Joshua said to the people, “You are not able to serve the Lord, for he is a holy God. He is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins. If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you harm and consume you, after having done you good.”
And the bramble said to the trees, ‘If in good faith you are anointing me king over you, then come and take refuge in my shade, but if not, let fire come out of the bramble and devour the cedars of Lebanon.’
“Now therefore, if you acted in good faith and integrity when you made Abimelech king, and if you have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house and have done to him as his deeds deserved—
if you then have acted in good faith and integrity with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you.
“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness, for not by might shall a man prevail.
And I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who shall do according to what is in my heart and in my mind. And I will build him a sure house, and he shall go in and out before my anointed forever.
Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.
1 Samuel 20:14-15
If I am still alive, show me the steadfast love of the Lord, that I may not die; and do not cut off your steadfast love from my house forever, when the Lord cuts off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth.”
The Lord rewards every man for his righteousness and his faithfulness, for the Lord gave you into my hand today, and I would not put out my hand against the Lord’s anointed.
Now may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you. And I will do good to you because you have done this thing.
You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander about with us, since I go I know not where? Go back and take your brothers with you, and may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you.”
Great salvation he brings to his king, and shows steadfast love to his anointed, to David and his offspring forever.”
And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day.
and said, “O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart;
And Judah did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins that they committed, more than all that their fathers had done.
2 Kings 17 Israel Goes Into Exile Because of Her Betrayal
The son of Carmi: Achan, the troubler of Israel, who broke faith in the matter of the devoted thing;
But they broke faith with the God of their fathers, and whored after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.
So all Israel was recorded in genealogies, and these are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was taken into exile in Babylon because of their breach of faith.
So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the Lord in that he did not keep the command of the Lord, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
and said, “O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart,
When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the Lord on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”
And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever toward Israel.” And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.
And Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, of the sons of Elam, addressed Ezra: “We have broken faith with our God and have married foreign women from the peoples of the land, but even now there is hope for Israel in spite of this.
And Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, “You have broken faith and married foreign women, and so increased the guilt of Israel.”
And I said, “O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
Yet you have been righteous in all that has come upon us, for you have dealt faithfully and we have acted wickedly.
Esther 1 The Inciting Incident: Queen Vashti’s Betrayal
This story has really caught the attention of our team.
We found that often, the first thing which comes to mind when people think of the book of Job, isn’t usually the core value of loyal love/betrayal. Instead, the focus is so often on poor Job and all the suffering he went through. But it looks like there’s more to the story. Like the following exchange which takes place in the beginning…
And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?” Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for no reason? Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.”
Do you see the question raised there? It’s a relational question. Is Job lovingly loyal to God only because God has blessed him? Will he betray God if those blessings get stripped away?
Job doesn’t betray God. And so, you expect that life will go back to some semblance of normal after Job has passed this test.
Instead, the troubles intensify in chapter 2…
Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord. And the Lord said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.” Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! All that a man has he will give for his life. But stretch out your hand and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.” And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life.”
And once again, Job doesn’t betray God. And notice how you learn of this in an interaction between Job and his wife in which she advocates for such betrayal…
Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
But you, as a reader, are now wondering whether God has in some fashion betrayed Job. How could he allow such disaster to come upon the most blameless man on earth? That’s not how things are supposed to work!
And in the meantime, at the end of chapter 2, Job’s friends show up. And the devastation they see before them is so great, they are left speechless. But not just speechless for a bit. It’s a whole week. And then they let loose with their accusations.
You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit.
But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.
Turn, O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand.
Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.
All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness.
“What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness?
Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.
Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves the faithfulbut abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.
For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,
Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.
As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!
“Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.
He will return the evil to my enemies; in your faithfulness put an end to them.
He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!
For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.
May he be enthroned forever before God; appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!
Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.
I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
For they provoked him to anger with their high places; they moved him to jealousy with their idols.
How long, O Lord? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire?
Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky.
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.
but I will not remove from him my steadfast love or be false to my faithfulness.
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night,
When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up.
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel
For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
I will look with favor on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in the way that is blameless shall minister to me.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
Our fathers, when they were in Egypt, did not consider your wondrous works; they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love, but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.
Then they despised the pleasant land, having no faith in his promise.
For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!
The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy;
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!
Psalm 119:8; Psalm 119:29-30; Psalm 119:41; Psalm 119:47-48; Psalm 119:53; Psalm 119:64; Psalm 119:69; Psalm 119:75-76; Psalm 119:78; Psalm 119:83; Psalm 119:86-88 ; Psalm 119:90; Psalm 119:97; Psalm 119:104; Psalm 119:113; Psalm 119:119; Psalm 119:124; Psalm 119:127-28; Psalm 119:132; Psalm 119:138; Psalm 119:140; Psalm 119:149; Psalm 119:158-159; Psalm 119:163; Psalm 119:165; Psalm 119:167
I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.
I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.
Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins.
then a throne will be established in steadfast love, and on it will sit in faithfulness in the tent of David one who judges and seeks justice and is swift to do righteousness.”
O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
Open the gates, that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in.
a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.
Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nation, the servant of rulers: “Kings shall see and arise; princes, and they shall prostrate themselves; because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”
For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong; I will faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them; in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”
the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with all my heart and all my soul.
Then they said to Jeremiah, “May the Lord be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act according to all the word with which the Lord your God sends you to us.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
“Thus shall my anger spend itself, and I will vent my fury upon them and satisfy myself. And they shall know that I am the Lord—that I have spoken in my jealousy—when I spend my fury upon them.
And I will judge you as women who commit adultery and shed blood are judged, and bring upon you the blood of wrath and jealousy.
So will I satisfy my wrath on you, and my jealousy shall depart from you. I will be calm and will no more be angry.
And I will direct my jealousy against you, that they may deal with you in fury. They shall cut off your nose and your ears, and your survivors shall fall by the sword. They shall seize your sons and your daughters, and your survivors shall be devoured by fire.
therefore thus says the Lord God: Surely I have spoken in my hot jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, who gave my land to themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and utter contempt, that they might make its pasturelands a prey.
Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I have spoken in my jealous wrath, because you have suffered the reproach of the nations.
For in my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare, On that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.
“Therefore thus says the Lord God: Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel, and I will be jealous for my holy name.
I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the Lord.
When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.
and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.
The book of the prophet Obadiah concerns God’s coming judgment on the nation of Edom, which was one of Israel’s neighbors. Consider how the question of betrayal shows up in the following description:
“Edom . . . was tenaciously and rather constantly hostile from beginning, i.e., after the exodus, to end, i.e., after the exile. This factor would itself be enough to cause such a small nation to receive such regular, even prominent mention in prophetic oracles against foreign nations. But Edom’s prominence as an enemy was additionally noteworthy because of its historical position as a brother nation to Israel (Gen 25). There are, then, at least three factors that made Edom so prominent among Israel’s enemies that it could sometimes function virtually as a paradigm for all of them: (1) the sheer chronological length of its enmity as alluded to in Ezek 35:5; (2) the consistency and intensity of its enmity (as in Obad 10-14); (3) the ‘treasonous’ nature of its enmity (as in Amos 1:11). No other nation quite shared these characteristics.
Douglas Stuart, Hosea-Jonah, Word Biblical Commentary series. Waco: Word Books, 1987
And notice how that shows up in the following passage: Obadiah 1:10-14
And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.
Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love.
The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord is avenging and wrathful; the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies.
Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of the wrath of the Lord. In the fire of his jealousy, all the earth shall be consumed; for a full and sudden end he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.
“Therefore wait for me,” declares the Lord, “for the day when I rise up to seize the prey. For my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out upon them my indignation, all my burning anger; for in the fire of my jealousy all the earth shall be consumed.
So the angel who talked with me said to me, ‘Cry out, Thus says the Lord of hosts: I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion.
“Thus says the Lord of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great wrath.
and I will bring them to dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in faithfulness and in righteousness.”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 11 “The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed”
As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been Yes and No.
For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.
Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised.
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”
Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”?
Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
We love because he first loved us.
Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love.
“One thought characterizes this epistle: beware of the apostates.”
Edward C. Pentecost, “Jude,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: New Testament
keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood
Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet, and they will learn that I have loved you.
“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.
Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.
Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.