The tween years are an important phase in learning to be more independent and responsible. As your tween gets into the groove of school and extracurricular activities this month, help her grow spiritually with these Bible verses about integrity, hard work, and godly character.
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
2 Corinthians 8:21
For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.
Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.
Finally, brothers and sisters, 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.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
2 Peter 1:5–8
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.