2 Peter 3:11
Since everything will be destroyed in this way, think of the kind of holy and godly people you ought to be
The men were amazed. "What kind of man is this?" they asked. "Even the winds and the sea obey him!"
The only thing that matters is that you continue to live as good citizens in a manner worthy of the gospel of the Messiah. Then, whether I come to see you or whether I stay away, I may hear all about you that you are standing firm in one spirit, struggling with one mind for the faith of the gospel,
so that you might live in a manner worthy of the Lord and be fully pleasing to him as you bear fruit while doing all kinds of good things and growing in the full knowledge of God.
Indeed, there is an appropriate time and a response for every circumstance, since human misery weighs heavily upon him.
Whoever obeys his commands will not experience harm, and the wise in heart will discern both the appropriate time and response.
When Ruth returned to her mother-in-law, Naomi asked her, "How did it go, my daughter?"
1 Samuel 4:16
The man told Eli, "I've just come from the battle line, and I escaped from the battle today." He asked, "What happened, my son?"
2 Samuel 1:4
David continued questioning him, "How did things go? Please tell me!" He replied, "The army has fled the battlefield, many of the army are wounded or have died, and Saul and his son Jonathan are also dead."
How am I to present myself in the LORD's presence and bow in the presence of the High God? Should I present myself with burnt offerings, with year-old calves?