8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love and His wonderful works for all humanity.
9 For He has satisfied the thirsty and filled the hungry with good things.
Psalm 107:8-9 (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)
3 How great are His miracles, and how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an eternal kingdom, and His dominion is from generation to generation.
Daniel 4:3 (HCSB)
4 What man among you, who has 100 sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the 99 in the open field and go after the lost one until he finds it?
5 When he has found it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders,
6 and coming home, he calls his friends and neighbors together, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my lost sheep!’
Luke 15:4-6 (HCSB)
1 Children, obey your parents as you would the Lord, because this is right.
2 Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise,
3 so that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life in the land.
4 Fathers, don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:1-4 (HCSB)