This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to recite it day and night, so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do.
Instead, his delight is in the LORD's instruction, and he meditates on it day and night.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.
My mouth speaks wisdom; my heart's meditation [brings] understanding.
When, on my bed, I think of You, I meditate on You during the night watches
I will reflect on all You have done and meditate on Your actions.
May my meditation be pleasing to Him; I will rejoice in the LORD.
Remember the wonderful works He has done, His wonders, and the judgments He has pronounced,
I will meditate on Your precepts and think about Your ways.
Though princes sit together speaking against me, Your servant will think about Your statutes;
I will lift up my hands to Your commands, which I love, and will meditate on Your statutes.
How I love Your teaching! It is my meditation all day long.
I have more insight than all my teachers because Your decrees are my meditation.
I am awake through each watch of the night to meditate on Your promise.
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all You have done; I reflect on the work of Your hands.
But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the preaching ministry."
Brothers, you know the household of Stephanas: they are the firstfruits of Achaia and have devoted themselves to serving the saints. I urge you
knowing that the One who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and present us with you.
and not just as we had hoped. Instead, they gave themselves especially to the Lord, then to us by God's will.
He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a special people, eager to do good works.
If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world.
Hold firmly the message of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn't run in vain or labor for nothing.