4When a sieve is shaken, the refuse remains; so a man's filth remains in his thoughts. 5The kiln tests the potter's vessels; so the test of a man is in his reasoning. 6The fruit discloses the cultivation of a tree; so the expression of a thought discloses the cultivation of a man's mind. 7Do not praise a man before you hear him reason, for this is the test of men.
Psalms 92:2-3, 13-16
1It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to thy name, O Most High; 2to declare thy steadfast love in the morning, and thy faithfulness by night, 12The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13They are planted in the house of the LORD, they flourish in the courts of our God. 14They still bring forth fruit in old age, they are ever full of sap and green, 15to show that the LORD is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
1 Corinthians 15:54-58
54When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory." 55"O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?" 56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
39He also told them a parable: "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40A disciple is not above his teacher, but every one when he is fully taught will be like his teacher. 41Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42Or how can you say to your brother, `Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye. 43"For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit; 44for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. 45The good man out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil man out of his evil treasure produces evil; for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.