5 God, You have heard my vows; You have given a heritage to those who fear Your name.
Psalm 61:5 (HCSB)
11 The Lord values those who fear Him, those who put their hope in His faithful love.
Psalm 147:11 (HCSB)
1 Better a poor man who lives with integrity than someone who has deceitful lips and is a fool.
2 Even zeal is not good without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily sins.
3 A man’s own foolishness leads him astray, yet his heart rages against the Lord.
4 Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend.
5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.
6 Many seek a ruler’s favor, and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.
7 All the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends keep their distance from him! He may pursue them with words, but they are not there.
8 The one who acquires good sense loves himself; one who safeguards understanding finds success.
9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies perishes.
10 Luxury is not appropriate for a fool — how much less for a slave to rule over princes!
11 A person’s insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.
12 A king’s rage is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
13 A foolish son is his father’s ruin, and a wife’s nagging is an endless dripping.
14 A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a sensible wife is from the Lord.
15 Laziness induces deep sleep, and a lazy person will go hungry.
16 The one who keeps commands preserves himself; one who disregards his ways will die.
17 Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and He will give a reward to the lender.
18 Discipline your son while there is hope; don’t be intent on killing him.
19 A person with great anger bears the penalty; if you rescue him, you’ll have to do it again.
20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise later in life.
21 Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the Lord’s decree will prevail.
22 What is desirable in a man is his fidelity; better to be a poor man than a liar.
23 The fear of the Lord leads to life; one will sleep at night without danger.
24 The slacker buries his hand in the bowl; he doesn’t even bring it back to his mouth.
25 Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson; rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.
26 The one who assaults his father and evicts his mother is a disgraceful and shameful son.
27 If you stop listening to correction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A worthless witness mocks justice, and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity.
29 Judgments are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.
Proverbs 19:1-29 (HCSB)
1 Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus,
2 because the Spirit’s law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
3 What the law could not do since it was limited by the flesh, God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending His own Son in flesh like ours under sin’s domain, and as a sin offering,
4 in order that the law’s requirement would be accomplished in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
5 For those who live according to the flesh think about the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, about the things of the Spirit.
6 For the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace.
7 For the mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit itself to God’s law, for it is unable to do so.
8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 You, however, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God lives in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.
10 Now if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through His Spirit who lives in you.
Romans 8:1-11 (HCSB)