He arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
Ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. — Ye who sometime were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. — Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.
LUKE 15:20. Psa. 103:8‑13. Rom. 8:15,16. ‑Eph. 2:13. -Eph. 2:19.
Behold, I make all things new.
Except a man be born again, he cannot see the
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. — Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump. — The new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. — Seeing ... that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness?
REV. 21:5. John 3:3. ‑II Cor. 5:17. Ezek. 36:26. ‑I Cor. 5:7. -Eph. 4:24. Isa. 62:2. Isa. 65:17. -II Pet. 3:11.