Psalm 119:105–112, CSB
Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.
I have solemnly sworn to keep your righteous judgments.
I am severely afflicted; Lord, give me life according to your word.
Lord, please accept my freewill offerings of praise, and teach me your judgments.
My life is constantly in danger, yet I do not forget your instruction.
The wicked have set a trap for me, but I have not wandered from your precepts.
I have your decrees as a heritage forever; indeed, they are the joy of my heart.
I am resolved to obey your statutes to the very end.
Proverbs 24:10–14, CSB
If you do nothing in a difficult time, your strength is limited.
Rescue those being taken off to death, and save those stumbling toward slaughter.
If you say, “But we didn’t know about this,” won’t he who weighs hearts consider it? Won’t he who protects your life know? Won’t he repay a person according to his work?
Eat honey, my son, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to your palate; realize that wisdom is the same for you. If you find it, you will have a future, and your hope will never fade.
Acts 1:1–5, CSB
I wrote the first narrative, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach until the day he was taken up, after he had given instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.
After he had suffered, he also presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
While he was with them, he commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father’s promise. “Which,” he said, “you have heard me speak about; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit in a few days.”