Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
People may think all their ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart.
“I know the plans I have for you,” announces the LORD. “I want you to enjoy success. I do not plan to harm you. I will give you hope for the years to come. Then you will call out to me. You will come and pray to me. And I will listen to you. When you look for me with all your heart, you will find me.
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
Whatever happens, as citizens of heaven live in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ.