Psalm 147:5, NIV
Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
Matthew 23:11-12, NIV
(Jesus said), “The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
Hebrews 12:1-3, NIV
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18, NIV
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Matthew 6:19-21, NIV
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Romans 8:29, TLB
For from the very beginning God decided that those who came to him should become like his Son.
Ephesians 4:1, NIV
Live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
1 Peter 4:10, TLB
God has given each of you some special abilities: Be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God’s many kinds of blessings.
Ephesians 2:10, NIV
We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 3:7, TLB
God has given me the wonderful privilege of telling everyone about this plan of His; and He has given me His power and special ability to do it well.
Matthew 28:19-20, NIV
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”