The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
affliction and distress by your faith:
TH1 3:8 For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.
TH1 3:9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the
joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;
TH1 3:10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face,
and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
TH1 3:11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ,
direct our way unto you.
TH1 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one
toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
TH1 3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness
King James Bible