As these great promises are ours, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates either flesh or spirit; let us be fully consecrated by reverence for God].
Therefore come away from them, separate, saith the Lord, touch not what is unclean; then I will receive you,
Beloved, as sojourners and exiles I appeal to you to abstain from the passions of the flesh that wage war upon the soul.
And everyone who rests this hope on him, purifies himself as he is pure.
Blessed are the pure in heart! they will see God.
Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten; for the tree is known by its fruit.
Woe to you, you irreligious scribes and Pharisees! you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are filled with your rapacity and self-indulgence.
but the Lord said to him, "You Pharisees do clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but your inner life is filled with rapacity and malice.
Now, all over Judaea, Galilee, and Samaria, the church enjoyed peace; it was consolidated, inspired by reverence for the Lord and by its invocation of the holy Spirit, and so increased in numbers.
Law slipped in to aggravate the trespass; sin increased, but grace surpassed it far,
you were bought for a price; then glorify God with your body.
for in him is the 'yes' that affirms all the promises of God. Hence it is through him that we affirm our 'amen' in worship, to the glory of God.
among whom all of us lived, we as well as you, when we obeyed the passions of our flesh, carrying out the dictates of the flesh and its impulses, when we were objects of God's anger by nature, like the rest of men.
for the equipment of the saints, for the business of the ministry, for the upbuilding of the Body of Christ,
Not that I have already attained this or am already perfect, but I press forward to appropriate it, because I have been appropriated myself by Christ Jesus.
so as to strengthen your hearts and make them blameless in holiness before our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones. [Amen.]
May the God of peace consecrate you through and through! Spirit, soul, and body, may you be kept without break or blame till the arrival of our Lord Jesus Christ!
For the grace of God has appeared to save all men,
Well then, as the promise of entrance into his Rest is still left to us, let us be afraid of anyone being judged to have missed it.
to the assembly of the first-born registered in heaven, to the God of all as judge, to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Therefore let us render thanks that we get an unshaken realm; and in this way let us worship God acceptably ??29 but with godly fear and awe, for our God is indeed a consuming fire.
draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Now that your obedience to the Truth has purified your souls for a brotherly love that is sincere, love one another heartily and steadily.
Once you have suffered for a little, the God of all grace who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will repair and recruit and strengthen you.
but if we live and move within the light, as he is within the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from every sin.
if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, he forgives our sins and cleanses us from all iniquity;