Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
May the favour of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.
Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans. If your instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery. I will never forget your commandments, for by them you give me life.
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord.
Now the boy Samuel was growing in stature and in favour both with the LORD and with men.
And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.