However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
The will fight for you; you need only to be still.
for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
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