Instead, let us test and examine our ways.
Let us turn back to the Lord.
Lamentations 3:40 (New Living Translation)
Let us examine our ways and test them,
and let us return to the LORD.
Lamentations 3:40 (New International Version)
Let’s take a good look at the way we’re living
and reorder our lives under God.
Lamentations 3:40 (The Message)
For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
2 Corinthians 4:17 (New Living Translation)
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
2 Corinthians 4:17 (New International Version)
These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us.
2 Corinthians 4:17 (The Message)
Give in to God, come to terms with him
and everything will turn out just fine.
Job 22:21 (The Message)
Submit to God and be at peace with him;
in this way prosperity will come to you.
Job 22:21 (New International Version)
Submit to God, and you will have peace;
then things will go well for you.
Job 22:21 (New Living Translation)
Mockers can get a whole town agitated,
but the wise will calm anger.
Proverbs 29:8 (New Living Translation)
Mockers stir up a city,
but wise men turn away anger.
Proverbs 29:8 (New International Version)
A gang of cynics can upset a whole city;
a group of sages can calm everyone down.
Proverbs 29:8 (The Message)
Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.
1 Timothy 6:17 (New Living Translation)
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
1 Timothy 6:17 (New International Version)
Tell those rich in this world’s wealth to quit being so full of themselves and so obsessed with money, which is here today and gone tomorrow.
1 Timothy 6:17 (The Message)
For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.
2 Corinthians 9:10 (New Living Translation)
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
2 Corinthians 9:10 (New International Version)
This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. He gives you something you can then give away, which grows into full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way, so that you can be generous in every way.
2 Corinthians 9:10 (The Message)
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (New Living Translation)
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (New International Version)
God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (The Message)