However, Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you will not sin.”
And not only this, but we also celebrate in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;
Now the Spirit of the Lord left Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord terrified him.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
Hear, O our God, how we are an object of contempt! Return their taunting on their own heads, and turn them into plunder in a land of captivity.
For My hand made all these things,
So all these things came into being,” declares the Lord.
“But I will look to this one,
At one who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who trembles at My word.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: