Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
And he said to them all, If anyone will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all
the fiery darts of the wicked.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
A manís heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
But as He who called you is holy, you be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
Because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy.
What, know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith;
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you...
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18
II Timothy 2:15
I Peter 1:15-16
I Corinthians 6:19-20
I Peter 3:15