Some verses that have been encouraging to me the past couple of days:
3 John 4: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
1 Thes. 3:12 – And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you.
1 Thes. 4:9-10 – Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another, for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers in Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more.
1 Thes. 4:11-12 – …And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your business, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
1 Thes. 5:11 – Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
1 Thes. 5:14 – Admonish the idle, encourage the faint-hearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
1 Thes. 5:15 – …but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
1 Thes. 5:16-19 – Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the spirit.
2 Thes. 3:14 – …do not grow weary in doing good.
1 Tim. 1:5 – The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
1 Tim 4: 8 – Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
1 Tim. 4:10 – For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior to all, especially of those who believe.
1 Tim 4:13-15 – Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things, immerse yourself in them so that all may see your progress.
1 Tim. 6:6-10 – Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we Brough nothing into the world and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into tempatation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.
1 Tim. 6:11-12 – Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
2 Tim. 2:22 – So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
2 Tim. 3:16-17 – All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
2 Tim. 3:5 – …having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
Titus 1:16-17 – They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their works.
Titus 2:14 – who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
Titus 3:1-2 – To be obedient, to be ready for every good work. To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
Titus 3:8 – This saying is trustworthy and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.
Titus 3:!4 – And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.
Philemon 7 – For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.