8 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
Psalm 107:8-9 (KJV)
17 Deal generously with Your servant so that I might live; then I will keep Your word. 18 Open my eyes so that I may contemplate wonderful things from Your instruction. 19 I am a stranger on earth; do not hide Your commands from me. 20 I am continually overcome with longing for Your judgments. 21 You rebuke the proud, the ones under a curse, who wander from Your commands. 22 Take insult and contempt away from me, for I have kept Your decrees. 23 Though princes sit together speaking against me, Your servant will think about Your statutes; 24 Your decrees are my delight and my counselors.
Psalm 119:17-24 (HCSB)
1 The reflections of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. 2 All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the Lord evaluates the motives. 3 Commit your activities to the Lord, and your plans will be achieved. 4 The Lord has prepared everything for His purpose—even the wicked for the day of disaster. 5 Everyone with a proud heart is detestable to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.
Proverbs 16:1-5 (HCSB)
6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil. 7 When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. 8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. 9 A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. 10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
Proverbs 16:6-10 (KJV)
11 Honest balances and scales are the Lord’s; all the weights in the bag are His concern. 12 Wicked behavior is detestable to kings, since a throne is established through righteousness. 13 Righteous lips are a king’s delight, and he loves one who speaks honestly. 14 A king’s fury is a messenger of death, but a wise man appeases it. 15 When a king’s face lights up, there is life; his favor is like a cloud with spring rain.
Proverbs 16:11-15 (HCSB)
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Matthew 6:6-8 (KJV)
20 If you died with the Messiah to the elemental forces of this world, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations: 21 “Don’t handle, don’t taste, don’t touch”? 22 All these regulations refer to what is destroyed by being used up; they are commands and doctrines of men.
Colossians 2:20-22 (HCSB)