Most Relevant Verses
Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.
"This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
More Verses on Concentration
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
I also applied myself to the work on this wall; we did not buy any land, and all my servants were gathered there for the work.
As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.
Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.