What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.
It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.
but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.
So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,