Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.
Like a city whose walls are broken through
is a person who lacks self-control.
The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your
descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all
your soul, and live.
For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not
delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
a broken and a contrite heart—these, O God, You will not
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.
May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this:
everyone should be
quick to listen, slow to speak
and slow to become angry,
human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.