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.
"... he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great."