If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God who gives to all men generously and without reproach and it will be given to him.
Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.
Every good thing that is given comes from God, who does not change.
Let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger, for the anger of the people does not achieve the righteousness of God.
Prove yourselves to be doers of the word and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
If anyone thinks himself to be religious, yet doesn't bridle his own tongue and decieves his own heart, this man's religion is worthless. This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
Consider it to be a good thing when you encounter trials. For the testing of your faith develops endurance. Then let endurance complete its work so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.
Let not many of you become teachers for those who teach will recieve a stricter judgement.
Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.
Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do, and doesn't do it sins.
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. But someone may say "You have faith and I have works; Show me your faith without works and I will show you my faith by my works.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Test everything. Hold on to that which is good.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Avoid every kind of evil.
In the same way let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father who is in heaven.
Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness before men, to be seen by them. For he will recieve no reward from his father in heaven.
Matthew 12:34 B
For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.
1 Peter 3:15
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account of the hope that is in you, but with gentleness and reverence.
1 Peter 5:8
Be self controlled and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight.
1 Corinthians 10:12
Let he who thinks he stands take heed, lest he fall.
I will walk in my house with a blameless heart. I will set before my eyes no vile thing.
Blessed are you when people insult you, and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of things against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through me.
See to it that you are not taken captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, and who correctly handles the word of truth.
You meant it for evil, but God used it for good, so that many shall be saved.
1 John 5:19
The whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
Be sure your sin will find you out.
2 Timothy 2:17
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirtit of power, love, and self-dicipline.
You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the power to make wealth.
Simply let your 'yes' be 'yes' and your 'no', 'no'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
I have hidden God's word in my heart so that I might not sin against him.
And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but that you fear him, obey him, love him,and serve him with all your heart soul, and that you keep his commandments and statutes, which I am commanding you today for your good?
Choose for yourself today whom you will serve...but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only that which is helpful for building up others according to their needs that it may benefit all who listen.
Children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right.
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or stand in the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is the law of the Lord and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree firmly planted by streams of water. Which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not whither. Whatever he does he prospers.
He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
2 Samuel 22:32
For who is God besides the Lord? And who is our rock except our God?
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ forgave 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? When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh. When my enemies and my foes attack me they will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me my heart will not fear; though war break out against me even then I will be confident.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Do not be conformed to the ways of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is. His good, pleasing, and perfect will.
1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
He who heeds dicipline shows the way to life, but he who ignores correction leads others astray.
In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise.
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful to even mention what the disobedient do in secret.
Pray also for me that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me that I might fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly as I should.
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.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.
1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became a man I put childish ways behind me.
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it very well.
2 Chronicles 4:17
If my people, who are called by my name, would humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
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.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.
1 Timothy 3:16
He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
Because you are my help, I sing in the shelter of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
1 Timothy 6:6-8
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.
If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your father in heven give good gifts to those who ask him!
1 Corinthians 2:9
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has concieved what God has prepared for those who love him.
What is impossible with men is possible with God.
2 Timothy 2:22
Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
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.
For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeed of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God.
If I rise on the wings of dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, Even there your hand will guide me, you right hand will hold me fast.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
"Seek me, and you will find me when you search me with all your heart"
1 Timothy 2:1-3
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everrone- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our savior.
Everyone must submit themselves to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgement on themselves.
1 Corinthians 9:22
To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in all righteousness and holiness.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
2 Corinthians 6:14-15
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
1 Corinthians 15:55
Where, O death is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?
Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest in your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: "It is more blessed to give than to receive."
If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for our sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgement and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.