• Romans 9:14-16
    What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! For He says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion." So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.
     
  • Romans 12:1-2
    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
     
  • Ephesians 2:8-10
    For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
     
  • Deuteronomy 7:7-9
    The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the LORD loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. "Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
     
  • Proverbs 22:15
    Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child;
    The rod of correction will drive it far from him.

     
  • Romans 9:11
    (for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls),
     
  • 1 Corinthians 1:26-29
    For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.
     
  • 1 Corinthians 4:7
    For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
     
  • 2 Timothy 3:2
    For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
     
  • James 4:6
    But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:
    " God resists the proud,
    But gives grace to the humble."
     
  • Proverbs 1:7
    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
    But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
     
  • Proverbs 13:24
    He who spares his rod hates his son,
    But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.

     
  • Proverbs 23:13
    Do not withhold correction from a child,
    For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.

     
  • Proverbs 29:18
    Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
    But happy is he who keeps the law.

     
  • Romans 3:10-20
    As it is written:
    " There is none righteous, no, not one;
    There is none who understands;
    There is none who seeks after God.
    They have all turned aside;
    They have together become unprofitable;
    There is none who does good, no, not one."
    " Their throat is an open tomb;
    With their tongues they have practiced deceit";
    " The poison of asps is under their lips";
    " Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness."
    " Their feet are swift to shed blood;
    Destruction and misery are in their ways;
    And the way of peace they have not known."
    " There is no fear of God before their eyes." Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
     
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:10-12
    and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.