I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, »If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.«
»You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its taste, how shall it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
For it is written: »As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,and every tongue shall confess to God.«
So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.
And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil.
It was for freedom that Christ has set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
»All things are lawful for me,« but not all things are helpful. »All things are lawful for me,« but I will not be mastered by anything.
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit,
envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man. And God is faithful, who will not let you be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
2 so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human lusts, but for the will of God.
3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing, and lawless idolatry.
4 In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they abuse you;
5 but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
6 For this reason the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they might live in the spirit according to the will of God.
7 The end of all things is near; therefore be clear minded and sober for your prayers.
for you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts,
10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
For all that is in the worldthe lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of lifeis not of the Father but is of the world.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this present age,
11 So you also, consider yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you obey its passions.
13 Do not yield your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but yield yourselves to God as men who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments of righteousness.
Watch and pray, so that you will not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.«
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Jesus answered them, »Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.
No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.
We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.