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Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior and my hope is in you all day long.
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may
your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved
children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
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 paths straight.
Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the
end you will be wise. Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,
Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise;
apply your heart to what I teach, for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him - the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil,
and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your
mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of
my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as
working for the Lord, not for men,
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he
will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
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.
He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind' and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I
have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.
1 Peter 2:17
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.
I Thessalonians 5:15
The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives .
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern 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.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self -discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
Claim this promise!
But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.
When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.
Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge. I said to the Lord, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing."
"Because he loves me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble,
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise - the fruit of lips that confess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees;
then I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things preserve my life according to your word.
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
But you will not leave in haste or go in flight for the LORD will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
(God's got your back!)
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while, "He who is coming will come and will not delay.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have trouble. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you.
Praise the Lord all you nations; extol Him all you peoples. For great is His love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.
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