Proverbs 16:1-9, 24-33

1. To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue.
2. All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
3. Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
4. The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster.
5. The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
6. Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil.
7. When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.
8. Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
9. In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.

24. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
25. There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
26. The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.
27. A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
28. A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.
29. A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.
30. He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.
31. Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.
32. Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.
33. The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

Colossians 1:15-20

15. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
16. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.
17. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
18. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
19. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,
20. and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.