Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
Woe to those who call evil good
because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
Let us examine our ways and test them,
and let us return to the LORD.
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes
and has them inherit a throne of honor.
“For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s;
upon them he has set the world.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.
Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.
Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
A man’s wisdom gives him patience;
it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life,
but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.
Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.
A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.