A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
“You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.
So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God,fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
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