When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.
To answer before listening—that is folly and shame.
Do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, who do not put their trust in an idol or swear by a false god. They will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God their Savior.
It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night.
You who fear the Lord, praise him! … Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small!
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.