Go to the ant, you sluggard; observe its ways and be wise!
So do not be excessively righteous or excessively wise; otherwise you might be disappointed.
If God were to set his heart on it, and gather in his spirit and his breath,
This saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on such truths, so that those who have placed their faith in God may be intent on engaging in good works. These things are good and beneficial for all people.
so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and perseverance inherit the promises.
God is spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
Now to the one who works, his pay is not credited due to grace but due to obligation.
Even though a sinner might commit a hundred crimes and still live a long time, yet I know that it will go well with God-fearing people -- for they stand in fear before him.
But if God is quiet, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, then who can see him? Yet he is over the individual and the nation alike,
Moses instructed them to take his message throughout the camp, saying, "Let no man or woman do any more work for the offering for the sanctuary." So the people were restrained from bringing any more.
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth on nothing.
They profess to know God but with their deeds they deny him, since they are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good deed.
Reject a divisive person after one or two warnings.
When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain. After he sat down his disciples came to him.
But now in his own time he has made his message evident through the preaching I was entrusted with according to the command of God our Savior.
But I will keep watching for the Lord; I will wait for the God who delivers me. My God will hear my lament.
He strikes them for their wickedness, in a place where people can see,
but if it is from God, you will not be able to stop them, or you may even be found fighting against God." He convinced them,
They must not slander anyone, but be peaceable, gentle, showing complete courtesy to all people.
"Do you give the horse its strength? Do you clothe its neck with a mane?
all flesh would perish together and human beings would return to dust.
All is pure to those who are pure. But to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their minds and consciences are corrupted.
Do you really think that one who hates justice can govern? And will you declare guilty the supremely righteous One,
But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, quarrels, and fights about the law, because they are useless and empty.
2 Corinthians 10:5
and every arrogant obstacle that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to make it obey Christ.
And after he said this, he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
It will be a day for rebuilding your walls; in that day your boundary will be extended.
Gaze at the heavens and see; consider the clouds, which are higher than you!
None of the rest dared to join them, but the people held them in high honor.
"Has anyone said to God, 'I have endured chastisement, but I will not act wrongly any more.
For he repays a person for his work, and according to the conduct of a person, he causes the consequences to find him.
Now when they heard this, they became furious and wanted to execute them.
A certain one of them, in fact, one of their own prophets, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."
"Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wickedness, from the Almighty to do evil.
whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior.
Indeed, in truth, God does not act wickedly, and the Almighty does not pervert justice.
So in this case I say to you, stay away from these men and leave them alone, because if this plan or this undertaking originates with people, it will come to nothing,
Now many miraculous signs and wonders came about among the people through the hands of the apostles. By common consent they were all meeting together in Solomon's Portico.
He locks the waters in his clouds, and the clouds do not burst with the weight of them.
By his power he stills the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab the great sea monster to pieces.