Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble.
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.