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 84:11-12 (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)
14 You are My friends if you do what I command you.
15 I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father.
16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.
17 This is what I command you: Love one another.
John 15:14-17 (HCSB)
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, expecting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life.
Jude 1:21 (HCSB)