For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son

When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways. … Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. … For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Continue Reading “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son”

Be pure and blameless

Do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure. … How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. … Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. … Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. … 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. … All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Pi 1:101Ti 5:222Ti 2:22Ti 2:4-5Ps 119:9He 13:4Ti 1:15-16Ja 1:27Pi 4:8-92Co 7:11Jh 3:3

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The Most Popular Blogs of This Last Quarter

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I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart

You who fear the Lord, praise him! … Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small! … Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. Continue Reading “I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart”

A heart at peace gives life to the body

Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. … The Lord … blesses his people with peace. … Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. … Those who walk uprightly enter into peace. … The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; … Those who promote peace have joy. Continue Reading “A heart at peace gives life to the body”