If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.
And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
Blessed is the person who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the Law of the Lord,
And on His Law he meditates day and night.
But now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin that dwells in me.
So if you, despite being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”
and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons,
“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
Nor faint when you are punished by Him;
For whom the Lord loves He disciplines,
And He punishes every son whom He accepts.”
Set your minds on the things that are above, not on the things that are on earth.
Do not speak to be heard by a fool,
For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.