Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise;
Don't be overly righteous, neither make yourself overly wise. Why should you destroy yourself?
If he set his heart on himself, If he gathered to himself his spirit and his breath,
This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men;
that you won't be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherited the promises.
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
Now to him who works, the reward is not counted as grace, but as something owed.
Though a sinner commits crimes a hundred times, and lives long, yet surely I know that it will be better with those who fear God, who are reverent before him.
When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man,
Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, "Let neither man nor woman make anything else for the offering for the sanctuary." So the people were restrained from bringing.
He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing.
They profess that they know God, but by their works they deny him, being abominable, disobedient, and unfit for any good work.
Avoid a factious man after a first and second warning;
Seeing the multitudes, he went up onto the mountain. When he had sat down, his disciples came to him.
but in his own time revealed his word in the message with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior;
But as for me, I will look to Yahweh. 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 is of God, you will not be able to overthrow it, and you would be found even to be fighting against God!"
to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men.
"Have you given the horse might? Have you clothed his neck with a quivering mane?
all flesh would perish together, and man would turn again to dust.
To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
Shall even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty? --
but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
2 Corinthians 10:5
throwing down imaginations and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;
When he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit!
A day to build your walls -- In that day, he will extend your boundary.
Look to the heavens, and see. See the skies, which are higher than you.
None of the rest dared to join them, however the people honored them.
"For has any said to God, 'I am guilty, but I will not offend any more.
For the work of a man he will render to him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
But they, when they heard this, were cut to the heart, and determined to kill them.
One of them, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, and idle gluttons."
"Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness, from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
whom he poured out on us richly, through Jesus Christ our Savior;
Yes surely, God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice.
Now I tell you, withdraw from these men, and leave them alone. For if this counsel or this work is of men, it will be overthrown.
By the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. They were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.
He binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not burst under them.
He stirs up the sea with his power, and by his understanding he strikes through Rahab.