3 When I kept silent, my bones became brittle from my groaning all day long.
Psalm 32:3 (HCSB)
1 How lovely is Your dwelling place, Lord of Hosts.
2 I long and yearn for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.
3 Even a sparrow finds a home, and a swallow, a nest for herself where she places her young near Your altars, Lord of Hosts, my King and my God.
4 How happy are those who reside in Your house, who praise You continually. Selah
5 Happy are the people whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a source of springwater; even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings.
7 They go from strength to strength; each appears before God in Zion.
8 Lord God of Hosts, hear my prayer; listen, God of Jacob. Selah
9 Consider our shield, God; look on the face of Your anointed one.
10 Better a day in Your courts than a thousand anywhere else. I would rather be at the door of the house of my God than to live in the tents of wicked people.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield. The Lord gives grace and glory; He does not withhold the good from those who live with integrity.
12 Happy is the person who trusts in You, Lord of Hosts!
Psalm 84:1-12 (HCSB)
1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but one who hates correction is stupid.
2 The good person obtains favor from the Lord, but He condemns a man who schemes.
3 Man cannot be made secure by wickedness, but the root of the righteous is immovable.
4 A capable wife is her husband’s crown, but a wife who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.
5 The thoughts of the righteous are just, but guidance from the wicked ⌊leads to⌋ deceit.
6 The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
7 The wicked are overthrown and perish, but the house of the righteous will stand.
8 A man is praised for his insight, but a twisted mind is despised.
9 Better to be dishonored, yet have a servant, than to act important but have no food.
10 A righteous man cares about his animal’s health, but even the merciful acts of the wicked are cruel.
11 The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies lacks sense.
12 The wicked desire what evil men have, but the root of the righteous produces fruit.
13 An evil man is trapped by his rebellious speech, but a righteous one escapes from trouble.
14 A man will be satisfied with good by the words of his mouth, and the work of a man’s hands will reward him.
15 A fool’s way is right in his own eyes, but whoever listens to counsel is wise.
16 A fool’s displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.
17 Whoever speaks the truth declares what is right, but a false witness, deceit.
18 There is one who speaks rashly, like a piercing sword; but the tongue of the wise ⌊brings⌋ healing.
19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue, only a moment.
20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
21 No disaster overcomes the righteous, but the wicked are full of misery.
22 Lying lips are detestable to the Lord, but faithful people are His delight.
23 A shrewd person conceals knowledge, but a foolish heart publicizes stupidity.
24 The diligent hand will rule, but laziness will lead to forced labor.
25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word cheers it up.
26 A righteous man is careful in dealing with his neighbor, but the ways of the wicked lead them astray.
27 A lazy man doesn’t roast his game, but to a diligent man, his wealth is precious.
28 There is life in the path of righteousness, but another path leads to death.
Proverbs 12:1-28 (HCSB)
36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He told the disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
37 Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.
38 Then He said to them, “My soul is swallowed up in sorrow —to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with Me.”
39 Going a little farther, He fell facedown and prayed, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.”
40 Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, “So, couldn’t you stay awake with Me one hour?
41 Stay awake and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
42 Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, Your will be done.”
43 And He came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open.
44 After leaving them, He went away again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more.
45 Then He came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the time is near. The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46 Get up; let’s go! See, My betrayer is near.”
Matt 26:36-46 (HCSB)