But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
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.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This is what the LORD says –
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the LORD your God,
who teaches you what is best for you,
who directs you in the way you should go.”
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…
But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
But he knows the way that I take;
when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD,
but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
He who conceals his sins does not prosper,
but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him;
I will surely defend my ways to his face.
I know that my Redeemer lives,
and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.
And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh I will see God;
I myself will see him
with my own eyes – I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am the worst.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you and watch over you.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.