“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Jesus Christ.”
Philippians 2:3-5 NRSV
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.
Psalm 37:4-5 NRSV
“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus.”
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.”
Leviticus 19:18 ESV
“So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God.”
1 John 4:7 ESV
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”
Jesus Christ in John 13:34 ESV
Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
Psalm 25: 4-5 ESV
“I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” Ezekiel 36:25-27 NIV
“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:11 ESV
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me , when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-12 ESV
I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6 NRSV
And those whom he predestined, he also called; and those whom he called, he also justified; and those whom he justified, he also glorified.
Romans 8:30 NRSV
Unless the Lord builds the house
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord Guards the city,
the guard keeps watch in vain.
This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying,
Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit,
says the Lord of hosts.