Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began….
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, but gracious words are pure.
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God. Keep my statutes and do them; I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
This God–his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.