These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from him.
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.
Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
2 Corinthians 7:1
But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
Humility is the fear of the Lord;
its wages are riches and honor and life.
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:7
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.