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My son, fear the Lord, as well as the king, and don't associate with rebels,
"I assure you," He said, "unless you are converted and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Can any of you add a single cubit to his height by worrying?
Can the Cushite change his skin, or a leopard his spots? If so, you might be able to do what is good, you who are instructed in evil.
For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves because of Jesus.
you put on the new man, the one created according to God's [likeness] in righteousness and purity of the truth.
you are being renewed in the spirit of your minds;
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
But I will see Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence.
keep yourselves in the love of God, expecting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life.
Hold firmly the message of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn't run in vain or labor for nothing.
So Jacob said to his family and all who were with him, "Get rid of the foreign gods that are among you. Purify yourselves and change your clothes.
"This is why I tell you: Don't worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food and the body more than clothing?
"I was sought by those who did not ask; I was found by those who did not seek Me. I said: Here I am, here I am, to a nation that was not called by My name.
Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
They say: Keep to yourself, don't come near me, for I am too holy for you! These practices are smoke in My nostrils, a fire that burns all day long.
I observed all the work of God [and concluded] that man is unable to discover the work that is done under the sun. Even though a man labors hard to explore it, he cannot find it; even if the wise man claims to know it, he is unable to discover it.
Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
"Even if I testify about Myself," Jesus replied, "My testimony is valid, because I know where I came from and where I'm going. But you don't know where I come from or where I'm going.
And we have this command from Him: the one who loves God must also love his brother.
in order to live the remaining time in the flesh, no longer for human desires, but for God's will.
because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants, that they would become a desolation and a curse, and because you have torn your clothes and wept before Me, I Myself have heard you-declares the Lord.
We all, with unveiled faces, are reflecting the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.
So if anyone purifies himself from these things, he will be a special instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
If I say to the wicked person: You will surely die, but you do not warn him-you don't speak out to warn him about his wicked way in order to save his life-that wicked person will die for his iniquity. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.