Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character." [^5]
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.
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,
but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
Remember, LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, LORD, are good.
This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, 'We will not walk in it.'
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
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.
"Everything is permissible"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is constructive.
Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?
What a person desires is unfailing love "; better to be poor than a liar.
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
Then you will understand what is right and just and fair —every good path.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
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.
Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,
The LORD is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.