12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Eph 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. 2Pe 3:11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Joh 1:2 He was in the beginning with God. Joh 1:3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, 4 If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; 7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
The real 1 Peter 3:5. (not exactly like BMU's 1 Peter 3:5 above) "For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands,..."
I believe your intended reference, BMU, was close: 1 Peter 1:3-5 I would not have noticed except for the nice hover over the verse citation feature here.
But your wording was a god-send. That passage clicked! Thanks. I was looking for something for a family member's funeral. I now plan to use what you entered above as one graveside text Tuesday afternoon. My older son John's father in law died suddenly last Saturday morning, and John's mother in law asked me to perform the memorial message and the graveside service. What a fitting verse! Thanks.
Jesus is coming soon!!!!!!!!! (I have stopped trying to guess exactly how soon.) Working toward an MS Degree in Applied Patience...
Luk 1:26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, Luk 1:27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. Luk 1:28 And coming in, he said to her, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you."
Luk 1:30 The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. Luk 1:31 "And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. Luk 1:32 "He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; Luk 1:33 and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end."
Isaiah 9:6 NASB For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.