For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the Lord—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.
2 Cor. 5:17-18
So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come. And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation.
1 Peter 5:6-7
So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you.
A glad heart lights up the face, but an anguished heart breaks the spirit.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Do two journey together unless they have agreed?
Do not press me to go back and abandon you! Wherever you go I will go, wherever you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people and your God, my God.
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace:
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than in a mansion with a quarrelsome woman
2 Cor. 6:12
You are not constrained by us; you are constrained by your own affections.
Watch carefully then how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise, making the most of the opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not continue in ignorance, but try to understand what is the will of the Lord. And do not get drunk on wine, in which lies debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another [in] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and playing to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Two are better than one: They get a good wage for their toil. If the one falls, the other will help the fallen one. But woe to the solitary person! If that one should fall, there is no other to help. So also, if two sleep together, they keep each other warm. How can one alone keep warm? Where one alone may be overcome, two together can resist. A three-ply cord is not easily broken.
Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good
Love does no evil to the neighbor; hence, love is the fulfillment of the law.
1 Cor. 13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing.
1 Cor. 13:13
So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins.
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her.
In any case, each one of you should love his wife as himself, and the wife should respect her husband.
Rather, their thoughts were rendered dull, for to this present day the same veil remains unlifted when they read the old covenant, because through Christ it is taken away.
Hatred stirs up disputes, but love covers all offenses.
His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.
No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. (money)
And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value, so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.
I do not allow into my presence anything base. I hate wrongdoing; I will have no part of it.
But I say to you, everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
1 Cor. 6:13
Food for the stomach and the stomach for food,” but God will do away with both the one and the other. The body, however, is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.
2 Timothy 2:22
So turn from youthful desires and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord[a] with purity of heart.
Do not lust in your heart after her beauty, do not let her captivate you with her glance.
I say, then: live by the Spirit and you will certainly not gratify the desire of the flesh.
Rather, each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire conceives and brings forth sin, and when sin reaches maturity it gives birth to death.