And the world is passing away with all its desires, but the person who does the will of God remains forever. 1Jo 2:17
There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears punishment has not been perfected in love. 1Jo 4:18
But we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, to aspire to lead a quiet life, to attend to your own business, and to work with your hands, as we commanded you. In this way you will live a decent life before outsiders and not be in need. 1Th 4:10b-12
First of all, then, I urge that requests, prayers, intercessions, and thanks be offered on behalf of all people, even for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. Such prayer for all is good and welcomed before God our Savior, since he wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 1Ti 2:1-4
But he said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me. 2Co 12:9
may your kingdom come,
may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Mat 6:10
But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has already overtaken you. Mat 12:28
And now, Lord, pay attention to their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your message with great courage, while you extend your hand to heal, and to bring about miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” Act 4:29-30
Send your grain overseas,
for after many days you will get a return.
Divide your merchandise among seven or even eight investments,
for you do not know what calamity may happen on earth. Ecc 11:1-2
And let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we confess, for the one who made the promise is trustworthy. Hey 10:23
My brothers and sisters, do not show prejudice if you possess faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. Jam 2:1
But if you fulfill the royal law as expressed in this scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show prejudice, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as violators. Jam 2:8-9
Come, letʼs consider your options,” says the LORD.
“Though your sins have stained you like the color red,
you can become white like snow;
though they are as easy to see as the color scarlet,
you can become white like wool.
If you have a willing attitude and obey,
then you will again eat the good crops of the land.
But if you refuse and rebel,
you will be devoured by the sword.”
Know for certain that the LORD has spoken.
(Mary treasured up the Word in her heart, and it is important that disciples do the same.)
But Mary treasured up all these words, pondering in her heart what they might mean. Luk 2:19
Beat your plowshares into swords,
and your pruning hooks into spears!
Let the weak say, ʻI too am a warrior!ʼ
Then Jesus spoke out again, “I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Jn 8:12
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luk 6:35-36
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide yourselves purses that do not wear out - a treasure in heaven that never decreases, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luk 12:33-34
Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive.” Luk 6:38
These signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; they will pick up snakes with their hands, and whatever poison they drink will not harm them; they will place their hands on the sick and they will be well.” Mar 16:17-18
One person is generous and yet grows more wealthy,
but another withholds more than he should and comes to poverty.
A generous person will be enriched,
and the one who provides water for others will himself be satisfied.
There will be affliction and distress on everyone who does evil, on the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, for the Jew first and also the Greek.
When a personʼs ways are pleasing to the LORD,
he even reconciles his enemies to himself. Pro 16:7
Fearing the LORD leads to life,
and one who does so will live satisfied; he will not be afflicted by calamity. Pro 19:23
The one who is gracious to the poor lends to the LORD,
and the LORD will repay him for his good deed. Pro 19:17
Commit your works to the LORD,
and your plans will be established. Pro 16:3
The delight of kings is righteous counsel,
and they love the one who speaks uprightly. Pro 16:13
LORD, lead me in your righteousness
because of those who wait to ambush me,
remove the obstacles in the way in which you are guiding me!
He generously gives to the needy;
his integrity endures. Pia 112:9
Certainly spending just one day in your temple courts is better
than spending a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather stand at the entrance to the temple of my God
than live in the tents of the wicked.
The LORDʼs angel camps around
the LORDʼs loyal followers and delivers them.
(My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin.) But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous One, and he himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for our sins but also for the whole world. 1Jo 2:1-2
How much better it is to acquire wisdom than gold;
to acquire understanding is more desirable than silver.