But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.
Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
How great you are, Sovereign ! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Ah, Sovereign , you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
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