18 As God is faithful, our word to you is not “yes” and “no.”
19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed to you by us, Silvanus and Timothy and me, was not “yes” and “no,” but “yes” has been in him.
20 For however many are the promises of God, their Yes is in him; therefore, the Amen from us also goes through him to God for glory.
21 But the one who gives us security with you in Christ and who anointed us is God;
22 he has also put his seal upon us and given the Spirit in our hearts as a first installment.
129 Wonderful are your decrees; therefore I observe them.
130 The revelation of your words sheds light, gives understanding to the simple.
131 I sigh with open mouth, yearning for your commands.
132 Turn to me and be gracious, your edict for lovers of your name.
133 Steady my feet in accord with your promise; do not let iniquity lead me.
135 Let your face shine upon your servant; teach me your laws.
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
15 Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house.
16 Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.