But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
"Make me to know Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
for You are the God of my salvation for You I wait all the day long."
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may exult in you.
O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of your people, and direct their hearts toward you.
1 Chronicles 29:18
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—
1 Peter 2:2