Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
So he was staying with them, associating openly with them in Jerusalem, speaking out boldly in the name of the Lord.
When I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance
I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you
Both Paul and Barnabas replied courageously, "It was necessary to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we are turning to the Gentiles.
In past generations he allowed all the nations to go their own ways,
Then he said to me, 'Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"
do not boast over the branches. But if you boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.
The wicked need to abandon their lifestyle and sinful people their plans. They should return to the Lord, and he will show mercy to them, and to their God, for he will freely forgive them.
Therefore produce fruit that proves your repentance,
Therefore produce fruit that proves your repentance, and don't begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that God can raise up children for Abraham from these stones!
But Zacchaeus stopped and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord, half of my possessions I now give to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone of anything, I am paying back four times as much!"
So I say this, and insist in the Lord, that you no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.
Therefore, be imitators of God as dearly loved children
Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right.
Older men are to be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in endurance.
1 Peter 1:14
Like obedient children, do not comply with the evil urges you used to follow in your ignorance,
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 4:2
in that he spends the rest of his time on earth concerned about the will of God and not human desires.
2 Peter 1:5
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith excellence, to excellence, knowledge;