Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.
But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.
“What can I do with you, Ephraim? What can I do with you, Judah? Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears.
Fear the Lord and the king, my son, and do not join with rebellious officials
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.
Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!
No one can be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago
But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and followed completely the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left
But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved
He held fast to the Lord and did not stop following him; he kept the commands the Lord had given Moses.
Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.
My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside.
But the man of God answered the king, “Even if you were to give me half your possessions, I would not go with you, nor would I eat bread or drink water here.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong
All you need to say is simply “Yes,” or “No”; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.