23 Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others, 24 knowing that you will receive from the Lord the due payment of the inheritance; be slaves of the Lord Christ.
8 Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins.
16 Gifts clear the way for people, winning access to the great.
8 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered;
9 and when he was made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him,
the intelligent will gain sound guidance,
They will pick up serpents [with their hands], and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
New American Bible – 2 Peter 1:5
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, virtue with knowledge,
Wealth quickly gotten dwindles away, but amassed little by little, it grows.
Anything you can turn your hand to, do with what power you have; for there will be no work, no planning, no knowledge, no wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.