For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
"Can a vigorous man be of use to God, Or a wise man be useful to himself?
I appeal to you for my child Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my imprisonment,
who formerly was useless to you, but now is useful both to you and to me.
Only Luke is with me Pick up Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service.
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