Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he who gathers by labor will increase.
The lazy man will not plow because of winter; he will beg during harvest and have nothing.
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”
14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
17Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; 18 Lest the Lord see it, and it displease Him, And He turn away His wrath from him.
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. Continue your love to those who know
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.