But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you [setting you on a firm foundation] and will protect and guard you from the evil one.
2 THESSALONIANS 3:3 AMP
The man of too many friends [chosen indiscriminately] will be broken in pieces and come to ruin, But there is a [true, loving] friend who [is reliable and] sticks closer than a brother.
PROVERBS 18:24 AMP
When they had finished speaking, James replied, “Brothers, listen to me. Simeon (Simon Peter) has described how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name [to honor Him and be identified with Him]. The words of the Prophets agree with this, just as it is written [in Scripture], ‘A fter these things I will return, A nd I will rebuild the tent of D avid which has fallen ; I will rebuild its ruins , A nd I will restore it , S o that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord , A nd all the G entiles upon whom M y name has been invoked ,’ S ays the Lord , W ho has been making these things known from long ago . Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble and make it difficult for those who are turning to God among the Gentiles [by putting obstacles in their way], but that we write to them that they are to abstain from anything that has been contaminated by [being offered to] idols and from sexual impurity and from [eating the meat of] what has been strangled and from [the consumption of] blood. For from ancient generations [the writing of] Moses has been preached in every city, since he is read aloud in the synagogues every Sabbath.”
ACTS 15:13-21 AMP
When Jesus heard this, He was amazed and said to those who were following Him, “I tell you truthfully, I have not found such great faith [as this] with anyone in Israel.
MATTHEW 8:10 AMP
But I say to you, love [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for] your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
MATTHEW 5:44 AMP
Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men, knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [greatest] reward. It is the Lord Christ whom you [actually] serve.
COLOSSIANS 3:23-24 AMP