1 Timothy 4:8
God almighty, help us to listen & cooperate with Your Spirit at work in us.
1 Peter 1:2
The people chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father through the sanctifying action of the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus, the Messiah, and to be sprinkled with His blood. May grace and peace be yours in abundance!
Reverence for God gives a man deep strength; His children have a place of refuge and security.
… You may hear that these people have been saying, “Let’s worship other gods.” (Those gods may be gods you’ve never heard of.) Then make a thorough investigation. If it is true, and you can prove that this disgusting thing has been done among you, you must kill the residents of that city with swords and destroy that city and everyone in it, including the animals, because they are claimed by God.
Deuteronomy 11:2, 8
Remember today the discipline you learned from the Lord your God. (I’m not talking to your children. They didn’t see or experience any of this.) You saw and experienced His great power—His mighty hand and powerful arm. Obey all the commands I’m giving you today. Then you will have the strength to enter and take possession of the land once you’ve crossed the Jordan River.