Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.
1 Timothy 4:8 (New Living Translation)
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
1 Timothy 4:8 (New International Version)
Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever.
1 Timothy 4:8 (The Message)
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
3 John 1:4 (New International Version)
Nothing could make me happier than getting reports that my children continue diligently in the way of Truth!
3 John 1:4 (The Message)
I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.
3 John 1:4 (New Living Translation)
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
Hebrews 11:1 (New Living Translation)
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1 (New International Version)
The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see.
Hebrews 11:1 (The Message)
A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump;
a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree.
Proverbs 11:28 (The Message)
He who trusts in his riches will fall,
But the righteous will flourish like foliage.
Proverbs 11:28 (New King James Version)
Trust in your money and down you go!
But the godly flourish like leaves in spring.
Proverbs 11:28 (New Living Translation)
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)
Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord
with pure hearts.
2 Timothy 2:22 (New Living Translation)
Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2 Timothy 2:22 (New International Version)
Run away from infantile indulgence. Run after mature righteousness—faith, love, peace—joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God.
2 Timothy 2:22 (The Message)
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)