Holiness

Grace and Peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God,and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power has given unto us all thingsthat pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has calledus to glory and virtue: whereby are given to us exceedingly great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped corruption that is in the world through lust. Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (II Peter 1:2-8).

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance; against such there is no law (Galatians 5: 22,23).

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation wherewith you are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (James 3:4).

Be therefore followers of God as dear children, (as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: but as He who has called you is holy, so be holy in all manner of conversation (I Peter 1:14,15). And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and has given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling fragrance (Ephesians 5:1, 2).

Beloved, now are we all the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone that has this hope in Him purifies himself, even as He is pure (I John 3:2, 3).

Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:14). Abstain from all appearance of evil (I Thessalonians 5:22). Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God (II Corinthians 7:1). Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (II Corinthians 10:5).

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things (Philippians 4:8). Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23).

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer (Psalm 19:14).

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