You can either look at the world as a series of rights and entitlements or as a series of responsibilities. And the Bible says to look at it as a series of responsibilities, and I love that.
- A.J. Jacobs
Do you need encouragement to lose a few pounds, begin a new task or just to get through a tough day? The Bible is one of the best sources for inspirational passages that will lift your spirit and give you the energy and encouragement you need to persevere and reach your goals.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me."
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.