Psalm 112 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
1 Praise the Lord.[b]
Blessed are those who fear the Lord,
2 Their children will be mighty in the land;
6 Surely the righteous will never be shaken;
10 The wicked will see and be vexed,
Ephesians 4:17-5:7 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
Instructions for Christian living
17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.
20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbour, for we are all members of one body. 26 ‘In your anger do not sin’[a]: do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. 5 1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. 5 For of this you can be sure: no immoral, impure or greedy person – such a person is an idolater – has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.[b] 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. 7 Therefore do not be partners with them.
Isaiah 63:1-65:16 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
God’s day of vengeance and redemption
63 Who is this coming from Edom,
‘It is I, proclaiming victory,
2 Why are your garments red,
3 ‘I have trodden the winepress alone;
Praise and prayer
7 I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord,
11 Then his people recalled[b] the days of old,
15 Look down from heaven and see,
64 [d]Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
8 Yet you, Lord, are our Father.
Judgment and salvation
65 ‘I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me;
6 ‘See, it stands written before me;
8 This is what the Lord says:
‘As when juice is still found in a cluster of grapes
11 ‘But as for you who forsake the Lord
13 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
‘My servants will eat,