And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,
and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you;
For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him--
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;
Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,
But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also.
Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
"Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.
Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.
So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you;
Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.
But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
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.
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
He presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;