Mark 12:28-34 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Great Commandment
28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32 And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. 33 And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34 And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions.
2 Peter 1:1-8 English Standard Version (ESV)
To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Confirm Your Calling and Election
3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to[c] his own glory and excellence,[d] 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,[e] and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities[f] are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 2:14-18 English Standard Version (ESV)
A Worker Approved by God
14 Remind them of these things, and charge them before God[a] not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,[b] a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 16 But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some.
Psalm 119 English Standard Version (ESV)
Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet
119 [a] Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
9 How can a young man keep his way pure?
17 Deal bountifully with your servant,
25 My soul clings to the dust;
33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes;
41 Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord,
49 Remember your word to your servant,
57 The Lord is my portion;
65 You have dealt well with your servant,
73 Your hands have made and fashioned me;
81 My soul longs for your salvation;
89 Forever, O Lord, your word
97 Oh how I love your law!
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
113 I hate the double-minded,
121 I have done what is just and right;
129 Your testimonies are wonderful;
137 Righteous are you, O Lord,
145 With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord!
153 Look on my affliction and deliver me,
Sin and Shin
161 Princes persecute me without cause,
169 Let my cry come before you, O Lord;
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