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Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.” So God created man in His own image;
He created him in the image of God;
He created them male and female.
“Son of man, lament for the king of Tyre and say to him: This is what the Lord God says:You were the seal of perfection,
full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created. You were an anointed guardian cherub,
for I had appointed you.
You were on the holy mountain of God;
you walked among the fiery stones.read more.
From the day you were created
you were blameless in your ways
until wickedness was found in you.
We praise our Lord and Father with it, and we curse men who are made in God’s likeness with it.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.”
He said to the woman:I will intensify your labor pains;
you will bear children in anguish.
Your desire will be for your husband,
yet he will rule over you. And He said to Adam, “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’:The ground is cursed because of you.
You will eat from it by means of painful labor
all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.read more.
You will eat bread by the sweat of your brow
until you return to the ground,
since you were taken from it.
For you are dust,
and you will return to dust.”
What is man, that he should be pure,
or one born of woman, that he should be righteous? If God puts no trust in His holy ones
and the heavens are not pure in His sight, how much less one who is revolting and corrupt,
who drinks injustice like water?
From the day you were created
you were blameless in your ways
until wickedness was found in you. Through the abundance of your trade,
you were filled with violence, and you sinned.
So I expelled you in disgrace
from the mountain of God,
and banished you, guardian cherub,
from among the fiery stones. Your heart became proud because of your beauty;
For the sake of your splendor
you corrupted your wisdom.
So I threw you down to the earth;
I made you a spectacle before kings.
For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened.
When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him, saying, “I am God Almighty. Live in My presence and be blameless.
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in His holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who has not set his mind on what is false,
and who has not sworn deceitfully.
(for the law perfected nothing), but a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.
If then, perfection came through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there for another priest to appear, said to be in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?
Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come, and not the actual form of those realities, it can never perfect the worshipers by the same sacrifices they continually offer year after year.
But now He has reconciled you by His physical body through His death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before Him—
He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and blameless.
to the assembly of the firstborn whose names have been written in heaven, to God who is the Judge of all, to the spirits of righteous people made perfect,
But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.
We proclaim Him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy, because I have promised you in marriage to one husband—to present a pure virgin to Christ.
Not that I have already reached the goal or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus.
In fact, we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. We also pray that you become fully mature. This is why I am writing these things while absent, that when I am there I will not use severity, in keeping with the authority the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down. Finally, brothers, rejoice. Become mature, be encouraged, be of the same mind,(A) be at peace,(B) and the God of love(C) and peace will be with you.
until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness.
Therefore, leaving the elementary message about the Messiah, let us go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, faith in God,
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and His love is perfected in us.
Therefore, dear friends, since we have such promises, let us cleanse ourselves from every impurity of the flesh and spirit, completing our sanctification in the fear of God.
so that you can approve the things that are superior and can be pure and blameless in the day of Christ,
so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world.
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found at peace with Him without spot or blemish.
But whoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God is perfected. This is how we know we are in Him:
for we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a mature man who is also able to control his whole body.
I am in them and You are in Me.
May they be made completely one,
so the world may know You have sent Me
and have loved them as You have loved Me.
Now I urge you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, that there be no divisions among you, and that you be united with the same understanding and the same conviction.
Above all, put on love—the perfect bond of unity.
“I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.
He who has the bride is the groom. But the groom’s friend, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly at the groom’s voice. So this joy of mine is complete.
Until now you have asked for nothing in My name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.
You will keep the mind that is dependent on You
in perfect peace,
for it is trusting in You.
And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
For we know in part,
and we prophesy in part. But when the perfect comes,
the partial will come to an end. When I was a child,
I spoke like a child,
I thought like a child,
I reasoned like a child.
When I became a man,
I put aside childish things.read more.
For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror,
but then face to face.
Now I know in part,
but then I will know fully,
as I am fully known.
My brothers, I myself am convinced about you that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to instruct one another.
I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery—Christ.
No man in all Israel was as handsome and highly praised as Absalom. From the sole of his foot to the top of his head, he did not have a single flaw. When he shaved his head—he shaved it every year because his hair got so heavy for him that he had to shave it off—he would weigh the hair from his head and it would be five pounds according to the royal standard. Three sons were born to Absalom, and a daughter named Tamar, who was a beautiful woman.
They devise crimes and say,
“We have perfected a secret plan.”
The inner man and the heart are mysterious.
Say to Tyre, who is located at the entrance of the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coasts and islands: This is what the Lord God says:Tyre, you declared,
‘I am perfect in beauty.’ Your realm was in the heart of the sea;
your builders perfected your beauty.
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