As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat.
And live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
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.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Now 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.
Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
The Lord is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid?
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display His unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on Him and receive eternal life.
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst.
I and the Father are one.
I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
And I — in righteousness I will see Your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing Your likeness.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.
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.
I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, oh Lord, make me dwell in safety.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.