For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
To the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. … What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not. … I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord.
I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. … Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame. … David found strength in the Lord his God.
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you. … My brothers and sisters, this should not be. … I say this to shame you. … Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who have sex with men, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. … You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
This verse compilation, originally in the King James’ Version, is from: Anne Graham Lotz. Daily Light for Life’s Moments. In: Daily Light for Every Day. J. Countryman. Nashville, TN. 1998.
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