Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
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.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.
My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.
When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches,
I will meditate on all Your work And muse on Your deeds.
Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the Lord.
Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels and the judgments uttered by His mouth,
I will meditate on Your precepts And regard Your ways.
Even though princes sit and talk against me, Your servant meditates on Your statutes.
And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, Which I love; And I will meditate on Your statutes.
Mem. O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.
My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands.
But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
Now I urge you, brethren (you know the household of Stephanas, that they were the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves for ministry to the saints),
knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you.
and this, not as we had expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God.
so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,
In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.
who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.