Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Show me the wonders of Your great love, You Who save by Your right hand those who take refuge in You from their foes. Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings.
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Emmanuel.
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to us all. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.