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Standing Firm When Your Beliefs are Belittled

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Proverbs 19:8 TEV
Do yourself a favour and learn all you can; then remember what you learn and you will prosper.
Proverbs 24:5 CEV
Wisdom brings strength, and knowledge gives power.
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Proverbs 23:23 CEV
Invest in truth and wisdom, discipline and good sense, and don’t part with them.
Proverbs 23:23 TEV
Truth, wisdom, learning, and good sense—these are worth paying for, but too valuable for you to sell.
Proverbs 4:13 TEV
Always remember what you have learnt. Your education is your life—guard it well.
Daniel 1:4–5 NLT
“Select only strong, healthy, and good-looking young men,” he said. “Make sure they are well versed in every branch of learning, are gifted with knowledge and good judgment, and are suited to serve in the royal palace. Train these young men in the language and literature of Babylon.” The king assigned them a daily ration of food and wine from his own kitchens. They were to be trained for three years, and then they would enter the royal service.
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Daniel 1:4 The Message
—young men who were healthy and handsome, intelligent and well-educated, good prospects for leadership positions in the government, perfect specimens!—and indoctrinate them in the Babylonian language and the lore of magic and fortunetelling.
Daniel 1:17 NLT
God gave these four young men an unusual aptitude for understanding every aspect of literature and wisdom. And God gave Daniel the special ability to interpret the meanings of visions and dreams.
Daniel 1:18–20 NLT
When the training period ordered by the king was completed, the chief of staff brought all the young men to King Nebuchadnezzar. The king talked with them, and no one impressed him as much as Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. So they entered the royal service. Whenever the king consulted them in any matter requiring wisdom and balanced judgment, he found them ten times more capable than any of the magicians and enchanters in his entire kingdom.
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John 16:33 NLT
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
2 Timothy 3:12 NLT
Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
Daniel 1:8 NLT
But Daniel was determined not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief of staff for permission not to eat these unacceptable foods.
Proverbs 1:7 The Message
Start with God—the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
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1 Timothy 6:21 The Living Bible
Some of these people have missed the most important thing in life—they don’t know God. May God’s mercy be upon you. Sincerely, Paul
Proverbs 15:33 TEV
Reverence for the Lord is an education in itself. You must be humble before you can ever receive honours.
Proverbs 2:6–7 CEV
All wisdom comes from the Lord, and so do common sense and understanding. God gives helpful advice to everyone who obeys him and protects all of those who live as they should.
Proverbs 18:15 The Message
Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights.
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV 1900
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Proverbs 19:8 NCV
Those who get wisdom do themselves a favor, and those who love learning will succeed.
Joshua 1:8 NLT
Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.
Psalm 119:104 NLT
Your commandments give me understanding; no wonder I hate every false way of life.
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Psalm 119:99 TEV
I understand more than all my teachers, because I meditate on your instructions.
Proverbs 15:14 NLT
A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.
1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV84
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
Proverbs 14:7 CEV
Stay away from fools, or you won’t learn a thing.
Ecclesiastes 10:3 CEV
Fools show their stupidity by the way they live; it’s easy to see they have no sense.
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Proverbs 17:16 NLT
It is senseless to pay to educate a fool, since he has no heart for learning.
Psalm 1:1–2 NIV84
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
Hebrews 10:25 NIV84
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
1 Peter 2:15 NLT
It is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you.
Matthew 5:11–12 NIV84
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
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Philippians 2:9–11 NLT
Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
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