Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise

For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. … I know that the Lord is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods. Continue reading

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Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins

Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. … Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned. … Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. Continue reading

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I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance

Prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” … In the holiness and sincerity that are from God. We have done so not according to worldly wisdom but according to God’s grace. Continue reading

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We have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints

If you are led by the Spirit … the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. … Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. … For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Continue reading

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Their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Continue reading

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A good name is better than fine perfume

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. … Blessed is the person who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. … In whom there is nothing false. … Who hunger and thirst for righteousness. Continue reading

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Return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning

“Why have we fasted,” they say, “and you have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you have not noticed?” Continue reading

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I humbled myself with fasting

When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Continue reading

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Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. … Obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism. Continue reading

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Do not rule over them ruthlessly but fear your God

Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven. Continue reading

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