Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
Be not overly righteous; neither make yourself overly wise: why should you destroy yourself?
If he should set his heart upon man, if he should gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
This is a faithful saying, and these things I desire that you affirm constantly, that they who have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Now to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, who fear before him:
When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing.
He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing.
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
A man that is divisive after the first and second admonition reject;
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he had sat down, his disciples came unto him:
But has in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Savior;
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God.
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.
Have you given the horse strength? have you clothed his neck with thunder?
All flesh would perish together, and man would turn again unto dust.
Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.
Shall even he that hates right govern? and will you condemn him that is most just?
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said unto them, Receive you the Holy Spirit:
In the day that your walls are to be built, in that day shall your boundaries be far extended.
Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than you.
And of the rest dared no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.
Surely it is fitting to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:
For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.
One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.
Therefore hearken unto me, you men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
Whom he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior;
Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice.
And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nothing:
And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders done among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.
He binds up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not torn under them.
He divides the sea with his power, and by his understanding he strikes through the storm.