Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the men depart from evil.
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