There will be times of security for you-- a storehouse of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of the LORD is Zion's treasure.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen; for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Brood of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.
Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.
Wash the evil from your heart, Jerusalem, so that you will be delivered. How long will you harbor malicious thoughts within you?
But you have eyes and heart for nothing except your own unjust gain, shedding innocent blood and committing extortion and oppression.
You have no part or share in this matter, because your heart is not right before God.
For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions operated through the law in every part of us and bore fruit for death.
But now we have been released from the law, since we have died to what held us, so that we may serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old letter of the law.
What should we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin if it were not for the law. For example, I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, You shall not covet.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it-- not to mention to you that you owe me even your own self.
So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God.
Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with the Messiah in God.
Watch out, brothers, so that there won't be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that departs from the living God.