Taking a seat he called the twelve, and said, "If any one wishes to be first, he must be the last of all and the servant of all."
There cannot be Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female: for you all are one in Christ Jesus.
If you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring and heirs according to the promise.
Jesus looked at them and said, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
For although living in the flesh we do not carry on our warfare according to the flesh,
Test all things; hold fast the good.
Avoid every kind of evil.
while we contemplate not the things that are seen, but the things unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things unseen are eternal.
Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I tell you, unless a man is born from above he cannot see the kingdom of God."
O the depth of the wealth both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, how untraceable his ways!
but grow in grace and in knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory now and to the day of eternity!
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father most glorious, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of himself,
No one must say when tempted, "My temptation comes from God." For God cannot be tempted by evil, and he tempts no one.