So I sent for you immediately, and you have been kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here present before God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord.”
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.
Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will also listen.”
and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself.
This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;
Now then why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of the Lord our God any longer, then we will die.
The hand of God was also on Judah to give them one heart to do what the king and the princes commanded by the word of the Lord.
A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,
Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.
The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.
For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.
Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,
But many who are first will be last; and the last, first.