Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
Like newborn babes, long for the pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit, and they are life.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
But he answered, »It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone,but by every word that proceedsfrom the mouth of God.«
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.