Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ.
And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
A tranquil heart is life to the body, but jealousy is rottenness to the bones.
May he give you what your heart desires and fulfill your whole purpose.
Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your well-being, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
You ask and don’t receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
Who is a God like you, forgiving iniquity and passing over rebellion for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not hold on to his anger forever because he delights in faithful love.