Words to Live By

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth;

but thou shalt meditate therein day and night,

that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: (Joshua 1:8)

  • Love (Leviticus 19:18, 1 Corinthians 13)
  • Mercy (Micah 6:8)
  • Forgiveness (Matthew 18:21-35, Mark 11:25)
  • Kindness (Colossians 3:12-13)
  • Compassion (1 Peter 3:8-9)
  • Gentleness (Galatians 5:22-23)

...let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: (James 1:19)

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)

  • No violence (Psalms 11:5)
  • No threatening (1 Peter 2:21-23)
  • No reviling (no abusive language, no verbal abuse; 1 Peter 2:21-23)
  • No deceit (no deception; Mark 7:21-23)
  • No anger (Colossians 3:8)
  • No foolish talking (no silly talk; Ephesians 5:3-4)
  • No jesting (no coarse, vulgar, indecent, or lewd humorous language/joking; Ephesians 5:3-4)

...Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord... (Hebrews 10:30)

...be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. (Matthew 10:16)

...be blameless and harmless... (Philippians 2:15)

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. (Romans 12:18)

...be wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil (Romans 16:19)

Abstain from all appearance of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:22)

...in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men (1 Corinthians 14:20)

Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. (1 Corinthians 10:24)

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; (Romans 12:10)

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. (Philippians 2:3-4)

love God, fear God, obey God (Deuteronomy 10:12-13; 13:4)

seek God, serve God, walk in His ways (Isaiah 55:6-7)

love mercy, do justice, walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8)

Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matthew 22:36-40)

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another:

for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. (Romans 13:8)

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this;

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Galatians 5:14)

LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. (Psalms 39:4-5)

Whom have I in heaven but thee?

and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. (Psalms 73:25)

Man's goings are of the LORD;

how can a man then understand his own way? (Proverbs 20:24)