I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing … And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.
Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.
Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” … We work hard with our own hands … Every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—his name is the LORD.
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”
Do not be afraid, land of Judah; be glad and rejoice. Surely the Lord has done great things!
“Do not be afraid, for I am with you.”