For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.
It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,
Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.
"I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Watch out that you do not lose what we "have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.
Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.