Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming. … Stirring up anger produces strife.
The Lord is righteous; he does no wrong. Every new day he does not fail.
You have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.
Do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. … Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey? … It is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my
Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.
Those who regard one day as special do so to the Lord. Those who eat meat do so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and those who abstain do so to the Lord and give thanks to God. … For we do not live to ourselves alone and we do not die to ourselves alone.
God … who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe. For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God’s churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus.
We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.