4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
13 I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Some Common Sense
DEAD FLIES PUTREFY THE PERFUMERS OINTMENT,
AND CAUSE IT TO GIVE OFF A FOUL ODOR;
SO DOES A LITTLE FOLLY TO ONE RESPECTED FOR WISDOM AND HONOR
(Ecclesiastes 10: 1).