And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success.
Then the LORD answered me and said: "Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.