“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I (God) am holy.”
(1 Peter 1:14-16, ESV)
“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”
(The Apostle Paul, as recorded in Acts 20:24, ESV)
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.”
(Psalm 95:1–5, ESV)
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.”
(Proverbs 9:10, ESV)
“True freedom is not the opportunity to do what you want.
Rather, true freedom is the power to do what you ought.”
“So if the Son (Jesus) sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36, ESV)
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.”
(Jesus Christ, as recorded in John 12:24-26, ESV)
“If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.”
(Proverbs 25:21-22, ESV)