Ephesians 3:17 NLT
17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
James 1:12 NLT
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
Romans 12:2 NLT
2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
1 Corinthians 15:1, 3-4 NLT
Let me now remind you, dear brothers and
sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and
you still stand firm in it. I passed on to you what was most important and
what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the
Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third
day, just as the Scriptures said.
Romans 13:6-7 NLT
Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be
paid. They are serving God in what they do. Give to everyone what you owe them:
Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect
and honor to those who are in authority.
John 14:21 NLT
Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”
1 John 4:4 NLT
4 But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.