Do not be deceived: »Bad company corrupts good morals.«
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
I also want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and sensibly, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly garments,
but with good deeds, as is proper for women who profess godliness.
Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge,
6 and to knowledge, self-control, and to self-control, perseverance, and to perseverance, godliness,
7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness, love.
»All things are lawful,« but not all things are helpful. »All things are lawful,« but not all things build up.
Who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?
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, zealous for good deeds.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Let love be genuine. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building others up according to the need of the moment, that it may impart grace to those who hear.
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, so that you, always having all sufficiency in everything, may have an abundance for every good work.