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.
Better is one day in your courts
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.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.
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.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.