Now that you have obeyed the truth and have purified your souls to love your brothers sincerely, you must love one another intensely and with a pure heart.
Come close to God, and he will come close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
I'm giving you a new commandment"to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
but wrath and fury for those who in their selfish pride refuse to believe the truth and practice wickedness instead.
Your love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
The goal of this instruction is love that flows from a pure heart, from a clear conscience, and from a sincere faith.
Honor everyone. Keep on loving the community of believers, fearing God, and honoring the king.
Finally, all of you must live in harmony, be sympathetic, love as brothers, and be compassionate and humble.
I am giving you these commandments so that you may love one another."
It is for their sakes that I sanctify myself, so that they, too, may be sanctified by the truth.
So the word of God continued to spread, and the number of disciples in Jerusalem continued to grow rapidly. Even a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
Through him we received grace and a commission as an apostle to bring about faithful obedience among all the gentiles for the sake of his name.
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
For if you live according to human nature, you are going to die, but if by the Spirit you continuously put to death the activities of the body, you will live.
with purity, knowledge, patience, and kindness; with the Holy Spirit, genuine love,
You foolish Galatians! Who put you under a spell? Was not Jesus the Messiah clearly portrayed before your very eyes as having been crucified?
Through the Spirit by faith we confidently await the fulfillment of our righteous hope,
You were running the race beautifully. Who cut in on you and stopped you from obeying the truth?
Do your best to maintain the unity of the Spirit by means of the bond of peace.
And this is my prayer, that your love will keep on growing more and more with full knowledge and insight,
May the Lord greatly increase your love for each other and for all people, just as we love you.
Therefore, whoever rejects this instruction is not rejecting human authority but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.
Brothers, at all times we are obligated to thank God for you. It is right to do this because your faith is growing all the time and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.
At all times we are obligated to thank God for you, brothers who are loved by the Lord, because God chose you to be the first fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through faith in the truth.
When I was on my way to Macedonia, I urged you to stay in Ephesus so that you could instruct certain people to stop teaching false doctrine
Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for other believers in your speech, behavior, love, faithfulness, and purity.
older women like mothers, and younger women like sisters, with absolute purity.
With the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us, protect the good treasure that has been entrusted to you.
For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have ministered to the saints and continue to minister to them.
how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from dead actions so that we may serve the living God!
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
Suppose a brother or sister does not have any clothes or daily food
In a similar way, you wives must submit yourselves to your husbands so that, even if some of them refuse to obey the word, they may be won over without a word through your conduct as wives
Above all, continue to love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.
For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God. And if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who refuse to obey the gospel of God?
your godliness with brotherly kindness, and your brotherly kindness with love.
This is the message that you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love one another. The person who does not love remains spiritually dead.
And this is his commandment: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus the Messiah, and to love one another as he commanded us.
Dear friends, let us continuously love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God.
No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.
Whoever says, "I love God," but hates his brother is a liar. The one who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love the God whom he has not seen.
However, I have this against you: You have abandoned the love you had at first.