But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of others.
I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, “Raca,” is answerable to the Sanhedrin. And anyone who says, “You fool!” will be in danger of the fire of hell.
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, Selah, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.
The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him. The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. … Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him.
Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.
Who is a God like you? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. … The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.
Who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.