Without good direction, people lose their way;
the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances.
Proverbs 11:14 (The Message)
Where there is no counsel, the people fall;
But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
Proverbs 11:14 (New King James Version)
Without wise leadership, a nation falls;
there is safety in having many advisers.
Proverbs 11:14 (New Living Translation)
This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 (New Living Translation)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 (New King James Version)
Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take.
Joshua 1:9 (The Message)
Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
Lamentations 3:23 (New Living Translation)
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:23 (New International Version)
They’re created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!
Lamentations 3:23 (The Message)
Once God has forgiven you, he doesn’t keep track of your sins. What great news! Your slate is clean. You are greeted daily with God’s mercies.
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (New Living Translation)
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (New International Version)
Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions, give it all you’ve got, be resolute, and love without stopping.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (The Message)
So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (New Living Translation)
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (New King James Version)
With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don’t hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (The Message)
So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.
Colossians 3:1-2 (The Message)
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Colossians 3:1-2 (New International Version)
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.
Colossians 3:1-2 (New Living Translation)
For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (New Living Translation)
To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (New King James Version)
There’s an opportune time to do things,
a right time for everything on the earth.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (The Message)