Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.