Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
1 Corinthians 1:26-29
Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.
For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous, but terror to evildoers.
1 Corinthians 3:7
So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.
He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.