Don't work for the food that perishes but for the food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal of approval on Him."
So my aim is to evangelize where Christ has not been named, in order that I will not be building on someone else's foundation,
Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly, or box like one who beats the air.
Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord's work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
I labor for this, striving with His strength that works powerfully in me.
to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,
In fact, we labor and strive for this, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of everyone, especially of those who believe.
Let us then make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall into the same pattern of disobedience.
Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble.
For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you.
Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found in peace without spot or blemish before Him.
Therefore, though we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord--
yet we are confident and satisfied to be out of the body and at home with the Lord.
If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
If you do right, won't you be accepted? But if you do not do right, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must master it."
I will bring them to My holy mountain and let them rejoice in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar, for My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations."
but in every nation the person who fears Him and does righteousness is acceptable to Him.
to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us hold on to grace. By it, we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe;