Carefully observe the commands of the Lord your God, the decrees and statutes He has commanded you.
“If you carefully obey my commands I am giving you today, to love the Lord your God and worship Him with all your heart and all your soul,
Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Know well the condition of your flock,
and pay attention to your herds,
Whatever your hands find to do, do with all your strength, because there is no work, planning, knowledge, or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.
Now determine in your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God. Get started building the Lord God’s sanctuary so that you may bring the ark of the Lord’s covenant and the holy articles of God to the temple that is to be built for the name of Yahweh.”
Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about the salvation we share, I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.
Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching.
Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God's heavenly call in Christ Jesus.
The judges are to make a careful investigation, and if the witness turns out to be a liar who has falsely accused his brother,
“Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don’t forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don’t slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.
For God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you showed for His name when you served the saints-and you continue to serve them. Now we want each of you to demonstrate the same diligence for the final realization of your hope, so that you won't become lazy, but imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and perseverance.
and is well known for good works—that is, if she has brought up children, shown hospitality, washed the saints’ feet, helped the afflicted, and devoted herself to every good work.
Make sure that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.
Guard your heart above all else,
for it is the source of life.
Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble.
Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found at peace with Him without spot or blemish.
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge,
Why do you spend money on what is not food,
and your wages on what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.
At night I remember my music;
I meditate in my heart, and my spirit ponders.