Who among you is wise and understanding? By his good conduct he should show that his works are done in the gentleness that comes from wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t boast and deny the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there is disorder and every evil practice.
James 3:13-16 (CSB)
God — his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is pure. He is a shield to all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the Lord? And who is a rock? Only our God.
Psalms 18:30-31 (CSB)
“This is what the Lord of Armies, the God of Israel, says: Correct your ways and your actions, and I will allow you to live in this place. Do not trust deceitful words, chanting, “This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.”
Jeremiah 7:3-4 (CSB)
So you also have sorrow now. But I will see you again. Your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy from you.
John 16:22 (CSB)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23 (CSB)
I am pleased to tell you about the miracles and wonders the Most High God has done for me.
How great are his miracles, and how mighty his wonders!
His kingdom is an eternal kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.
Daniel 4:2-3 (CSB)