Matthew:7:24Everyone, then, to whom my words come and who does them, will be like a wise man who made his house on a rock; See All...; Luke:6:46-48 Why do you say to me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?  Everyone who comes to me and gives ear to my words and does them, I will make clear to you what he is like:  He is like a man building a house, who went deep and put the base of it on a rock; and when the water came up and the river was driving against that house, it was not moved, because the building was good.
See All...; 2 Timothy:2:19But God's strong base is unchanging, having this sign, The Lord has knowledge of those who are his: and, Let everyone by whom the name of the Lord is named be turned away from evil. See All...; 2 Timothy:3:16Every holy Writing which comes from God is of profit for teaching, for training, for guiding, for education in righteousness: See All...; 1 Corinthians:3:1-23 And the teaching I gave you, my brothers, was such as I was able to give, not to those who have the Spirit, but to those who are still in the flesh, even to children in Christ.  I gave you milk and not meat, because you were, then, unable to take it, and even now you are not able;  Because you are still in the flesh: for when there is envy and division among you, are you not still walking after the way of the flesh, even as natural men?  For when one says, I am of Paul; and another says, I am of Apollos; are you not talking like natural men?  What then is Apollos? and what is Paul? They are but servants who gave you the good news as God gave it to them.  I did the planting, Apollos did the watering, but God gave the increase.  So then the planter is nothing, and the waterer is nothing; but God who gives the increase.  Now the planter and the waterer are working for the same end: but they will have their separate rewards in the measure of their work.  For we are workers with God: you are God's planting, God's building.  In the measure of the grace given to me, I, as a wise master-builder, have put the base in position, and another goes on building on it. But let every man take care what he puts on it.  For there is no other base for the building but that which has been put down, which is Jesus Christ.  But on the base a man may put gold, silver, stones of great price, wood, dry grass, cut stems;  Every man's work will be made clear in that day, because it will be tested by fire; and the fire itself will make clear the quality of every man's work.  If any man's work comes through the test, he will have a reward.  If the fire puts an end to any man's work, it will be his loss: but he will get salvation himself, though as by fire.  Do you not see that you are God's holy house, and that the Spirit of God has his place in you?  If anyone makes the house of God unclean, God will put an end to him; for the house of God is holy, and you are his house.  Let no man have a false idea. If any man seems to himself to be wise among you, let him become foolish, so that he may be wise.  For the wisdom of this world is foolish before God. As it is said in the holy Writings, He who takes the wise in their secret designs:  And again, The Lord has knowledge of the reasonings of the wise, that they are nothing.  So let no one take pride in men. For all things are yours;  Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;  And you are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
See All...; 1 Corinthians:3:11-13 For there is no other base for the building but that which has been put down, which is Jesus Christ.  But on the base a man may put gold, silver, stones of great price, wood, dry grass, cut stems;  Every man's work will be made clear in that day, because it will be tested by fire; and the fire itself will make clear the quality of every man's work.
See All...; Isaiah:28:16For this cause says the Lord God, See, I am placing in Zion as a base, a stone, a tested stone, an angle-stone which is certain and of great value: and he who has faith will not give way. See All...; Isaiah:1:1-31 The vision of Isaiah, the son of Amoz, which he saw about Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.  Give ear, O heavens, and you, O earth, to the word which the Lord has said: I have taken care of my children till they became men, but their hearts have been turned away from me.  Even the ox has knowledge of its owner, and the ass of the place where its master puts its food: but Israel has no knowledge, my people give no thought to me.  O nation full of sin, a people weighted down with crime, a generation of evil-doers, false-hearted children: they have gone away from the Lord, they have no respect for the Holy One of Israel, their hearts are turned back from him.  Why will you have more and more punishment? why keep on in your evil ways? Every head is tired and every heart is feeble.  The body, from head to foot, is all diseased; it is a mass of open wounds, marks of blows, and broken flesh: the flow of blood has not been stopped, and no oil has been put on the wounds.  Your country has become waste; your towns are burned with fire; as for your land, it is overturned before your eyes, made waste and overcome by men from strange lands.  And the daughter of Zion has become like a tent in a vine-garden, like a watchman's house in a field of fruit, like a town shut in by armies.  If the Lord of armies had not kept some at least of us safe, we would have been like Sodom, and the fate of Gomorrah would have been ours.  Give ear to the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom; let your hearts be turned to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah.  What use to me is the number of the offerings which you give me? says the Lord; your burned offerings of sheep, and the best parts of fat cattle, are a weariness to me; I take no pleasure in the blood of oxen, or of lambs, or of he-goats.  At whose request do you come before me, making my house unclean with your feet?  Give me no more false offerings; the smoke of burning flesh is disgusting to me, so are your new moons and Sabbaths and your holy meetings.  Your new moons and your regular feasts are a grief to my soul: they are a weight in my spirit; I am crushed under them.  And when your hands are stretched out to me, my eyes will be turned away from you: even though you go on making prayers, I will not give ear: your hands are full of blood.  Be washed, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; let there be an end of sinning;  Take pleasure in well-doing; let your ways be upright, keep down the cruel, give a right decision for the child who has no father, see to the cause of the widow.  Come now, and let us have an argument together, says the Lord: how may your sins which are red like blood be white as snow? how may their dark purple seem like wool?  If you will give ear to my word and do it, the good things of the land will be yours;  But if your hearts are turned against me, I will send destruction on you by the sword; so the Lord has said.  The upright town has become untrue; there was a time when her judges gave right decisions, when righteousness had a resting-place in her, but now she is full of those who take men's lives.  Your silver is no longer true metal, your wine is mixed with water.  Your chiefs have gone against the Lord, they have become friends of thieves; every one of them is looking for profit and going after rewards; they do not give right decisions for the child who has no father, and they do not let the cause of the widow come before them.  For this reason the Lord, the Lord of armies, the Strong One of Israel, has said, I will put an end to my haters, and send punishment on those who are against me;  And my hand will again be on you, washing away what is unclean as with soap, and taking away all your false metal;  And I will give you judges again as at the first, and wise guides as in the past; then you will be named, The Town of Righteousness, the true town.  Upright acts will be the price of Zion's forgiveness, and by righteousness will men be living there.  But a common destruction will overtake sinners and evil-doers together, and those who have gone away from the Lord will be cut off.  For you will be put to shame because of the trees of your desire, and because of the gardens of your pleasure.  For you will be like a tree whose leaves have become dry, and like a garden without water.  And the strong will be as food for the fire, and his work as a flame; and they will be burned together, with no one to put out the fire.
See All...; Genesis:19:1-38 And at nightfall the two angels came to Sodom; and Lot was seated at the way into the town: and when he saw them he got up and came before them, falling down on his face to the earth.  And he said, My masters, come now into your servant's house and take your rest there for the night, and let your feet be washed; and early in the morning you may go on your way. And they said, Not so, but we will take our night's rest in the street.  But he made his request more strongly, so they went with him into his house; and he got food ready for them, and made unleavened bread, of which they took.  But before they had gone to bed, the men of the town, all the men of Sodom, came round the house, young and old, from every part of the town;  And crying out to Lot, they said, Where are the men who came to your house this night? Send them out to us, so that we may take our pleasure with them.  And Lot went out to them in the doorway, shutting the door after him.  And he said, My brothers, do not this evil.  See now, I have two unmarried daughters; I will send them out to you so that you may do to them whatever seems good to you: only do nothing to these men, for this is why they have come under the shade of my roof.  And they said, Give way there. This one man, they said, came here from a strange country, and will he now be our judge? now we will do worse to you than to them; and pushing violently against Lot, they came near to get the door broken in.  But the men put out their hands and took Lot into the house to them, shutting the door again.  But the men who were outside the door they made blind, all of them, small and great, so that they were tired out with looking for the door.  Then the men said to Lot, Are there any others of your family here? sons-in-law or sons or daughters, take them all out of this place;  For we are about to send destruction on this place, because a great outcry against them has come to the ears of the Lord; and the Lord has sent us to put an end to the town.  And Lot went out and said to his sons-in-law, who were married to his daughters, Come, let us go out of this place, for the Lord is about to send destruction on the town. But his sons-in-law did not take him seriously.  And when morning came, the angels did all in their power to make Lot go, saying, Get up quickly and take your wife and your two daughters who are here, and go, for fear that you come to destruction in the punishment of the town.  But while he was waiting, the men took him and his wife and his daughters by the hand, for the Lord had mercy on them, and put them outside the town.  And when they had put them out, he said, Go for your life, without looking back or waiting in the lowland; go quickly to the mountain or you will come to destruction.  And Lot said to them, Not so, O my Lord;  See now, your servant has had grace in your eyes and great is your mercy in keeping my life from destruction, but I am not able to get as far as the mountain before evil overtakes me and death;  This town, now, is near, and it is a little one: O, let me go there (is it not a little one?) so that my life may be safe.  And he said, See, I have given you your request in this one thing more: I will not send destruction on this town.  Go there quickly, for I am not able to do anything till you have come there. For this reason, the town was named Zoar.  The sun was up when Lot came to Zoar.  Then the Lord sent fire and flaming smoke raining down from heaven on Sodom and Gomorrah.  And he sent destruction on those towns, with all the lowland and all the people of those towns and every green thing in the land.  But Lot's wife, looking back, became a pillar of salt.  And Abraham got up early in the morning and went to the place where he had been talking with the Lord:  And looking in the direction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the lowland, he saw the smoke of the land going up like the smoke of an oven.  So it came about that when God sent destruction on the towns of the lowland, he kept his word to Abraham, and sent Lot safely away when he put an end to the towns where he was living.  Then Lot went up out of Zoar to the mountain, and was living there with his two daughters, for fear kept him from living in Zoar: and he and his daughters made their living-place in a hole in the rock.  And the older daughter said to her sister, Our father is old, and there is no man to be a husband to us in the natural way:  Come, let us give our father much wine, and we will go into his bed, so that we may have offspring by our father,  And that night they made their father take much wine; and the older daughter went into his bed; and he had no knowledge of when she went in or when she went away.  And on the day after, the older daughter said to the younger, Last night I was with my father; let us make him take much wine this night again, and do you go to him, so that we may have offspring by our father.  And that night again they made their father take much wine; and the younger daughter went into his bed; and he had no knowledge of when she went in or when she went away.  And so the two daughters of Lot were with child by their father.  And the older daughter had a son, and she gave him the name Moab: he is the father of the Moabites to this day.  And the younger had a son and gave him the name Ben-ammi: from him come the children of Ammon to this day.
See All...; 1 Timothy:1:1-20 Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, by the order of God our Saviour and Christ Jesus our hope;  To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.  It was my desire, when I went on into Macedonia, that you might make a stop at Ephesus, to give orders to certain men not to put forward a different teaching,  Or to give attention to stories and long lists of generations, from which come questionings and doubts, in place of God's ordered way of life which is in faith;  But the effect of the order is love coming from a clean heart, and a knowledge of what is right, and true faith:  From which some have been turned away, giving themselves to foolish talking;  Desiring to be teachers of the law, though they have no knowledge of what they say or of the statements which they make so certainly.  We are conscious that the law is good, if a man makes a right use of it,  With the knowledge that the law is made, not for the upright man, but for those who have no respect for law and order, for evil men and sinners, for the unholy and those who have no religion, for those who put their fathers or mothers to death, for takers of life,  For those who go after loose women, for those with unnatural desires, for those who take men prisoners, who make false statements and false oaths, and those who do any other things against the right teaching,  Which may be seen in the good news of the glory of the great God, which was given into my care.  I give praise to him who gave me power, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he took me to be true, making me his servant,  Though I had said violent words against God, and done cruel acts, causing great trouble: but I was given mercy, because I did it without knowledge, not having faith;  And the grace of our Lord was very great, with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.  It is a true saying, in which all may put their faith, that Christ Jesus came into the world to give salvation to sinners, of whom I am the chief:  But for this reason I was given mercy, so that in me, the chief of sinners, Jesus Christ might make clear all his mercy, as an example to those who in the future would have faith in him to eternal life.  Now to the King eternal, ever-living, unseen, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. So be it.  This order I give to you, Timothy my son, in harmony with the words of the prophets about you, so that by them you may be strong, fighting the good fight,  Keeping faith, and being conscious of well-doing; for some, by not doing these things, have gone wrong in relation to the faith:  Such are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have given up to Satan, so that they may say no more evil words against God.
See All...; Romans:1:1-32 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, an Apostle by the selection of God, given authority as a preacher of the good news,  Of which God had given word before by his prophets in the holy Writings,  About his Son who, in the flesh, came from the family of David,  But was marked out as Son of God in power by the Holy Spirit through the coming to life again of the dead; Jesus Christ our Lord,  Through whom grace has been given to us, sending us out to make disciples to the faith among all nations, for his name:  Among whom you in the same way have been marked out to be disciples of Jesus Christ:  To all those who are in Rome, loved by God, marked out as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  First of all, I give praise to my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because news of your faith has gone into all the world.  For God is my witness, whose servant I am in spirit in the good news of his Son, that you are at all times in my memory and in my prayers,  And that I am ever making prayers that God will give me a good journey to you.  For I have a strong desire to see you, and to give you some grace of the spirit, so that you may be made strong;  That is to say, that all of us may be comforted together by the faith which is in you and in me.  You may be certain, my brothers, that it has frequently been in my mind to come to you (but till now I was kept from it), so that I might have some fruit from you in the same way as I have had it from the other nations.  I have a debt to Greeks and to the nations outside; to the wise and to those who have no learning.  For which reason I have the desire, as far as I am able, to give the knowledge of the good news to you who are in Rome.  For I have no feeling of shame about the good news, because it is the power of God giving salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first, and then to the Greek.  For in it there is the revelation of the righteousness of God from faith to faith: as it is said in the holy Writings, The man who does righteousness will be living by his faith.  For there is a revelation of the wrath of God from heaven against all the wrongdoing and evil thoughts of men who keep down what is true by wrongdoing;  Because the knowledge of God may be seen in them, God having made it clear to them.  For from the first making of the world, those things of God which the eye is unable to see, that is, his eternal power and existence, are fully made clear, he having given the knowledge of them through the things which he has made, so that men have no reason for wrongdoing:  Because, having the knowledge of God, they did not give glory to God as God, and did not give praise, but their minds were full of foolish things, and their hearts, being without sense, were made dark.  Seeming to be wise, they were in fact foolish,  And by them the glory of the eternal God was changed and made into the image of man who is not eternal, and of birds and beasts and things which go on the earth.  For this reason God gave them up to the evil desires of their hearts, working shame in their bodies with one another:  Because by them the true word of God was changed into that which is false, and they gave worship and honour to the thing which is made, and not to him who made it, to whom be blessing for ever. So be it.  For this reason God gave them up to evil passions, and their women were changing the natural use into one which is unnatural:  And in the same way the men gave up the natural use of the woman and were burning in their desire for one another, men doing shame with men, and getting in their bodies the right reward of their evil-doing.  And because they had not the mind to keep God in their knowledge, God gave them up to an evil mind, to do those things which are not right;  Being full of all wrongdoing, evil, desire for the goods of others, hate, envy, putting to death, fighting, deceit, cruel ways, evil talk, and false statements about others;  Hated by God, full of pride, without respect, full of loud talk, given to evil inventions, not honouring father or mother,  Without knowledge, not true to their undertakings, unkind, having no mercy:  Who, though they have knowledge of the law of God, that the fate of those who do these things is death, not only go on doing these things themselves, but give approval to those who do them.
See All...; Acts:15:1-2 Now certain men came down from Judaea, teaching the brothers and saying that without circumcision, after the rule of Moses, there is no salvation.  And after Paul and Barnabas had had no little argument and discussion with them, the brothers made a decision to send Paul and Barnabas and certain others of them to the Apostles and the rulers of the church at Jerusalem about this question.
See All...; John:3:16-17 For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.  God did not send his Son into the world to be judge of the world; he sent him so that the world might have salvation through him.
See All...; Genesis:2:7And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul. See All...;