For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Have I been the focus of Joy in Heaven?
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
. . .but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God . . .
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me . . .
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection.