The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all those who practice it have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever. Psalm 111:10 NRSV
7 But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; 8 for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:7 – 8 NASB
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. Luke 18:1 NRSV
7 How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light. Psalm 36:7 – 9 ESV