Proverbs 31: 10-13. 19-20. 30-31
Wisdom is likened to a perfect wife, who cares for all and inspires all. 

1 Thessalonians 5: 1-6
The future may be hidden from sight, Paul tells us, but we do no live in the dark. 

Matthew 25: 14-30
Life is a gift and a responsibility, Jesus says. Be good and faithful servants.