Proverbs of a 37 yr old man
Bring everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life. God saved us and chose us to be his holy people. We did nothing to deserve this, but God planned it because he is so kind. Even before time began God planned for Christ Jesus to show kindness to us. He saved us, not by the righteous deeds we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of new birth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. What is a mere human, that he should be pure, or one born of a woman, that he should be righteous? Those who hear and receive the upward call of Christ have a clear conscience toward God through his resurrection. Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Study Is. 43:21