Train a child in the way he should go. When he is old, he will not turn away from it.
People of Jacob, you must return to your God. You must hold on to love and do what is fair. You must trust in your God always.
And may your hearts be fully committed to the Lord our God, to live by His decrees and obey His commands, as at this time.
Because you are His children, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts. He is the Holy Spirit. By His power we call God “Abba.” Abba means Father. So you aren’t slaves any longer. You are God’s children. Because you are His children, He gives you what He promised to give His people.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.