Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.
I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.
1 Corinthians 6:20
for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
1 John 3:2
Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.
Take with you words and return to the Lord; say to him, “Take away all iniquity; accept what is good, and we will pay with bulls the vows of our lips.
I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue.
that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!
For you make him most blessed forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence.
There are many who say, “Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!”