Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
You are my lamp, Oh Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light.
When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.
Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.
To Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us…
All men are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of the Lord stands forever.
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
Blessed are they who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.
Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.