But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you.
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.