Motives, Importance Of
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"But, indeed, for this reason I have allowed you to remain, in order to show you My power and in order to proclaim My name through all the earth.
"When they came to the nations where they went, they profaned My holy name, because it was said of them, 'These are the people of the LORD; yet they have come out of His land.'
also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
When Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he arose from the midst of the congregation and took a spear in his hand,
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
"Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear;
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.
Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ;
"You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow's garment in pledge.
"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
'Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.
Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.
For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality;
"As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
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