Words To Live By

Words are powerful, they have the ability to build up and to tear down.  This is a collection of verses and quotes used on this blog.


"Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you lookout not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others."
~ Philippians 2:3-4

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
~ Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose hope is in the Lord.
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear when heat comes;
But its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
~ Jeremiah 17:7-8 NKJV

"Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."~ Psalm 51:7 NKJV

A soft answer turns awy wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:1 NKJV

He (Jesus) said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
~ Matthew 16:15-16 NKJV

Let All Things Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His mighty firmament!
Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Praise Him with loud cymbals:
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the Lord!
~ Psalm 150

My son, hear the instruction of your father,
And do not forsake the law of your mother;
For they will be a graceful ornament on your head,
And chains about your neck.
   ~Proverbs 1:8-9
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."
~ Jeremiah 29:12-13
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
~Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV
"Repay no one evil for evil.  Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.  If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men."
~ Romans 12:17-18 NKJV

Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart,
And so find favor and high esteem
In the sight of God and man.
                 ~Proverbs 3:3-4 NKJV
Therefore do not worry, saying, "What shall we eat? or "What shall we drink", or "What shall we wear?"  For after all these things the Gentiles seek.  For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.  Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
~Matthew 6:31-34 NKJV

As iron sharpens iron,
So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
~Proverbs 27:27  NKJV

Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
   ~  Matthew 7:12

Pleasant words are like a honecomb,
Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.
~Proverbs 16:24 NKJV
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
                 ~Matthew 6:19-21

Better is a dry morsel with quietness,
Than a house full of feasting with strive.

~Proverbs 17:1 NKJV

Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on.  Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?        Matthew 6:25-27 NKJV

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