Seek good, not evil,
that you may live.
Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you,
just as you say he is.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18
For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God?
It was not by their sword that they won the land,
nor did their arm bring them victory;
it was your right hand, your arm,
and the light of your face, for you loved them.
Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness
you have done wonderful things,
things planned long ago.
Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.
Like a city whose walls are broken through
is a person who lacks self-control.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. 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 endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:13
So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.
1 Thessalonians 5:6
Fools show their annoyance at once,
but the prudent overlook an insult.
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.
Fools give full vent to their rage,
but the wise bring calm in the end.
Do not conform 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.