Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware.
Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues.
Let all that you do be done in love.
Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke to him; and He took of the Spirit who was upon him and placed Him upon the seventy elders. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do it again.
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves one who pursues righteousness.
He who pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor.
"Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, Who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were hewn And to the quarry from which you were dug.
What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;
Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith;
So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.
But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way.
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation.
But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all;
If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord's commandment.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
do not despise prophetic utterances.
Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.
having a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.
But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.
Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.
"HE MUST TURN AWAY FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD; HE MUST SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT.
and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.
Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.