And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.
Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.
and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;
Again Isaiah says,
“There shall come the root of Jesse,
And He who arises to rule over the Gentiles,
In Him shall the Gentiles hope.”
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace,
so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens;
Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.
For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.