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God said, "I'll cause all my goodness to pass before you, and I'll proclaim the name "the LORD' before you. I'll be gracious to whom I'll be gracious, and I'll show compassion on whom I'll show compassion.
To the holy, you show your gracious love, to the upright, you show yourself upright; to the pure, you show yourself pure, and to the morally corrupt, you appear to be perverse.
So be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."
"Tell the entire assembly of Israel that they are to be holy, since I, the LORD your God, am holy.
because I, the LORD, am your God. Set yourselves apart and be holy, because I am holy. You are not to defile yourselves with any of the swarming creatures that swarm the earth. I am the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You are to be holy, because I am holy.
Since we have these promises, dear friends, let's cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit by becoming mature in our holy fear of God.
Finally, brothers, goodbye. Keep on growing to maturity. Keep listening to my appeals. Continue agreeing with each other and living in peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.
Flawless is the work of the Rock, because all his ways are just. A faithful God never unjust righteous and upright is he.
As for God, his way is upright; the word of God is pure; he is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.
The heavens are declaring the glory of God, and their expanse shows the work of his hands.
LORD, my God, You have done great things: marvelous works and your thoughts toward us. There is no one who compares to you! I will try to recite your actions, even though there are too many to number.
One generation will acclaim your works to another and will describe your mighty actions. I will speak about the glorious splendor of your majesty as well as your awesome actions. People will speak about the might of your great deeds, and I will announce your greatness.
You are great in regards to your purposes and mighty in regards to your works. Your eyes are open to everything that people do, and will reward each one according to their ways and just as their actions deserve. You are the one who performed signs and wonders in the land of Egypt and continue to do so until this day, both in Israel and among the rest of humanity. You made a reputation for yourself that continues to this day.
Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.
The Law of the LORD is perfect, restoring life. The testimony of the LORD is steadfast, making foolish people wise. The precepts of the LORD are upright, making the heart rejoice. The commandment of the LORD is pure, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, standing forever. The judgments of the LORD are true; they are altogether righteous.read more.
They are more desirable than gold, even much fine gold. They are sweeter than honey, even the drippings from a honeycomb. Moreover your servant is warned by them; and there is great reward in keeping them.
The words of the LORD are pure, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times over.
Everything God says is pure; he is a shield for those who take refuge in him.
"Nevertheless, your people's children keep saying, "Living life the Lord's way isn't right,' when all the while it is their way of living that isn't right. When a righteous man forsakes his own righteousness and commits evil acts, he will die because of those acts, and when the wicked turn away from their wickedness and do what is just and right, he will certainly live because of that. read more.
"And yet you keep saying, "Living life the Lord's way isn't right,' But I will judge every one of you according to the way you live, you house of Israel!"
LORD, you have examined me; you have known me. You know when I rest and when I am active. You understand what I am thinking when I am distant from you. You scrutinize my life and my rest; you are familiar with all of my ways.read more.
Even before I have formed a word with my tongue, you, LORD, know it completely! You encircle me from back to front, placing your hand upon me. Knowledge like this is too amazing for me. It is beyond my reach, and I cannot fathom it.
LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for you have done marvelous things, plans made long ago in faithfulness and truth.
See what kind of love the Father has given us: We are called God's children and that is what we are! For this reason the world does not recognize us, because it did not recognize him, either.
The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through him. This is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. read more.
Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another. No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.
We need such a high priest one who is holy, innocent, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.
because all the essence of deity inhabits him in bodily form.
It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering as part of his plan to glorify many children,
Son though he was, he learned obedience through his sufferings and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him,