1 Samuel 20:20
I will shoot three arrows beside it as if I’m aiming at a target.
Instead, you will put them to flight
when you aim your bow at their faces.
If I have sinned, what have I done to You,
Watcher of mankind?
Why have You made me Your target,
so that I have become a burden to You?
I was at ease, but He shattered me;
He seized me by the scruff of the neck
and smashed me to pieces.
He set me up as His target;
But now, since you have been liberated from sin and have become enslaved to God, you have your fruit, which results in sanctification—and the end is eternal life!
1 Corinthians 14:1
Pursue love and desire spiritual gifts, and above all that you may prophesy.
1 Timothy 1:5
Now the goal of our instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith.