Homem de Deus
22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds;
24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
9 How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.
10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
12 Praise be to you, LORD; teach me your decrees.
13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
Do everything in love.
We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.
This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God —
children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
There was a man sent from God whose name was John.
He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly "with your God.
A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither — whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.