Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master,
As the eyes of a female servant to the hand of her mistress,
So our eyes look to the Lord our God,
Until He is gracious to us.
For irritation kills the fool,
And jealousy brings death to the simple.
Does the Lord have as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
As in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, to obey is better than a sacrifice
keep yourselves in the love of God, looking forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
But if I do the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin that dwells in me.
For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.
In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy.
Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life,
but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.
For as many as the promises of God are, in Him they are yes; therefore through Him also is our Amen to the glory of God through us.