The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[a] for those who are called according to his purpose.
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Jesus spoke to the Pharisees again. “I am the light of the world,” he said. “Whoever follows me will have the light of life and will never walk in darkness.”
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
The world and all that is in it belong to the Lord; the earth and all who live on it are his.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.