Always pursue what is good.
For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: “who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth;” who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return … but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously. § Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
1 Thess. 5:15; 1 Peter 2:21–23; Heb. 12:3; 12:1–2; Phil. 4:8
You are fairer than the sons of men; grace is poured upon Your lips; therefore God has blessed You forever. Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One, with Your glory and Your majesty. And in Your majesty ride prosperously … Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. § Then You spoke in a vision to Your holy one, and said: “I have given help to one who is mighty.” § “The Man … is My Companion,” says the Lord of hosts.
Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for Yah, the Lord, is my strength and my song; He also has become my salvation. § Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ.
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever.
Isa. 9:6; Ps. 45:2–4, 6; 89:19; Zech. 13:7;
Isa. 12:2; 2 Cor. 2:14; Jude vv. 24–25