Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens another.
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands.
Doing what is righteous and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me.
Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received.
Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Then he said to them all, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.”
I waited patiently for the Lord, and he turned to me and heard my cry for help.