The naive believes everything,
But the sensible man considers his steps.
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.
2 Corinthians 13:5
Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?
See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;
and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
1 Peter 2:16
Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God.
1 Samuel 12:14
If you will fear the Lord and serve Him, and listen to His voice and not rebel against the command of the Lord, then both you and also the king who reigns over you will follow the Lord your God.
So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine;
Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.
They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and of the God-fearing proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, were urging them to continue in the grace of God.
So, having obtained help from God, I stand to this day testifying both to small and great, stating nothing but what the Prophets and Moses said was going to take place;
to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;
Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
1 Timothy 2:15
But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.
1 Timothy 4:16
Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.
1 John 2:24
As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.
Moreover, by them Your servant is warned;
In keeping them there is great reward.
How blessed are those who keep justice,
Who practice righteousness at all times!
How blessed are those who observe His testimonies,
Who seek Him with all their heart.
Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like:
But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”
If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.”
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.