But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.
To whom he said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest”; and, “This is the place of repose”— but they would not listen.
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?
For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you?
1 Thessalonians 2:19
Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.
1 Corinthians 14:4
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 3:9
For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor.
To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is.