Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.
So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.
“Even after my skin is destroyed, Yet from my flesh I shall see God;
“ 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.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification.
For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.
but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;
“ He must turn away from evil and do good; He must seek peace and pursue it.
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.
There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him;
And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. Now the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.
So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, “ I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved.”
Then he will pray to God, and He will accept him, That he may see His face with joy, And He may restore His righteousness to man.
Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good.
For judgment will again be righteous, And all the upright in heart will follow it.
Too long has my soul had its dwelling With those who hate peace.
A Song of Ascents, of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity!
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.
And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them.
In holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.
Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment.
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
“ Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord. “ And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you.
Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,
Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.
See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
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.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good?
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.
Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.”