But for those who are married, I have a command that comes not from me, but from The Lord. A wife must not leave her husband. But if she does leave him, let her remain single or else be reconciled to him. And the husband must not leave his wife.
I Corinthians 7:10-11 (NLT)
Now, I will speak to the rest of you, though I do not have a direct command from The Lord, if a fellow believer has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to continue living with him, he must not leave her. And if a believing woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to continue living with her, she must not leave him. For the believing wife brings holiness to her marriage, and the believing husband brings holiness to his marriage. Otherwise, your children would not be holy, but now they are holy.
I Corinthians 7: 12-15 (NLT)
Don’t you wives realize that your husbands might be saved because of you? And don’t you husbands realize that your wives might be saved because of you?
I Corinthians 7:16 (NL)
Behold, children are a heritage from The Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
Psalm 127:3-5 (NKJV)
Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; therefore do not despise the chastening of The Almighty.
Job 5:17 (NKJV)
Happy is he who has The God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in The Lord his God.
Psalm 146:5 (NKJV)
Don’t store up treasures here on earth where they can erode away or may be stolen. Store them in heaven where they will never lose their value and are safe from thieves. If your profits are in heaven, your heart will be there too.
Matthew 6:19-21 (TLB)
After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it.
I Timothy 6:7 (NLT)
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?
Mark 8:36 (NLT)
If this guard sees enemy soldiers coming, he blows the trumpet and warns the people.
Ezekiel 33:3 (ERV)
Then Jesus said to them all, “Watch yourselves! Keep from wanting all kinds of things you should not have. A man’s life is not made up of things, even if he has many riches.”
Luke 12:15 (NLV)
For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from The Father, but are from this world.
I John 2:16 (NLT)
But more than anything else, put God’s work first and do what He wants. Then the other things will be yours as well.
Matthew 6:33 (CEV)
Give thanks to The Lord, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever.
I Chronicles 16:34 (NLT)
Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes; these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.
Ephesians 5:4 (NLT)
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
I Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT)
Don’t be weary in prayer; keep at it, watch for God’s answers, and remember to be thankful when they come.
Colossians 4:2 (TLB)
“Amen!” they said, “Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be to our God forever and forever. Amen!”
Revelation 7:12 (TLB)
Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
John 20:29 (NKJV)
Blessed is the man who trusts in The Lord and whose trust is The Lord.
Jeremiah 17:7 (NASB)
But He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!”
Luke 11:28 (NET)
The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you.
I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.
I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”
Genesis 12:1-3 (NLT)
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man who The Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Psalm 32:1-2 (NKJV)
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which The Lord has promised to those who love Him.
James 1:12 (NKJV)
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Psalm 150:3 (NKJV)