Psalm 23:3 (NKJV): He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Ephesians 4:8-13 (NIV): “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.” (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Psalm 142:7 (NKJV): “Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name; The righteous shall surround me, For You shall deal bountifully with me.”
Ephesians 4:15-16 (NLT): Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.
3 John 2-4 (NKJV/NIV): Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.