No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.
And also if anyone contends in public contest, he is not crowned, except he contends legitimately.
The husbandman, in order to receive the fruits, must first work hard.
Understand what I say, that the Lord shall give thee understanding in all things.
Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead, according to my gospel,
in which I suffer trouble, like unto an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
Therefore, I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they may also obtain the saving health which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
This is a faithful word: That if we are dead with him, we shall also live with him;
if we suffer, we shall also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;
if we are unfaithful, yet he remains faithful; he cannot deny himself.
Counsel these things, charging them before the Lord. Strive not in words that profit nothing, but rather subvert the hearers.