Proverbs 11:27 (NIV) He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.
Matthew 5:13 (NIV) You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
2 Peter 1:10 (NIV) Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall.
"Time is what we want most, but what, alas, we use worst, and for which God will surely most strictly reckon with us when time shall be no more."—William Penn in Fruits of Solitude.
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