God’s life-changing word overflows with his promises of real love, forgiveness, salvation, peace, hope, and joy for everyone who trusts in his Son, Jesus.
These five passages assure Christians that God rewards honesty with safety, wisdom, and peace.
Who may go up the LORD’s mountain?
Who may stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart
and does not long for what is false
or lie when he is under oath.
This person will receive a blessing from the LORD
and righteousness from God, his savior.
Better to be a poor person who lives innocently
than to be one who talks dishonestly and is a fool.
The person who does what is right and speaks the truth will live.
He rejects getting rich by extortion and refuses to take bribes.
He refuses to listen to those who are plotting murders.
He doesn’t look for evil things to do.
This person will live on high.
His stronghold will be a fortress made of rock.
He will have plenty of food
and a dependable supply of water.
Finally, brothers and sisters, keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise: things that are true, honorable, fair, pure, acceptable, or commendable. Practice what you’ve learned and received from me, what you heard and saw me do. Then the God who gives this peace will be with you.