Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. Mark 8:34-35 (NLT)
But you, O LORD, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high. Psalms 3:3 (NLT)
Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. (Proverbs 13:20 NLT)
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalms 37:4 (NLT)
I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalms 119:11 (NLT)
Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. Ecclesiastes 12:13 (NLT)
The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:9 (NLT)
But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the real life!
Jude 1:20-21 (MSG)
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)