7 Let each one give [thoughtfully and with purpose]
just as he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or
under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver
[and delights in the one whose heart is in his gift].
1 Peter 5:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined],
Mark 9:42-50 Amplified Bible (AMP)
42 “But whoever causes one of these little ones
of temptation]! It is better for you to enter life crippled,
49 “For everyone will be salted with fire.
John 14:15 Amplified Bible (AMP)
15 “If you [really] love Me, you will keep and
1 Corinthians 15:33 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
33 Don’t be fooled. “Bad company ruins good character.”
1 Thessalonians 5:22 Amplified Bible (AMP)
22 Abstain from every form of evil
Matthew 17:21 Amplified Bible (AMP)
21 [But this kind of demon does not go out except by prayer and fasting.]”
Romans 8:34 Amplified Bible (AMP)
34 Who is the one who condemns us? Christ Jesus is the One who died [to pay our penalty], and more than that, who was raised [from the dead], and who is at the right hand of God interceding [with the Father] for us.
Hebrews 7:25 Amplified Bible (AMP)
25 Therefore He is able also to save forever (completely, perfectly, for eternity) those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede and intervene on their behalf [with God].
26 In the same way the Spirit [comes to us and] helps us
in our weakness. We do not know what prayer to offer or
how to offer it as we should, but the Spirit Himself
[knows our need and at the right time] intercedes
on our behalf with sighs and groanings too deep for words.
27 And He who searches the hearts knows what the
mind of the Spirit is, because the Spirit intercedes
[before God] on behalf of [a]God’s people in
accordance with God’s will.
Mark 16:17 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
5 Examine and test and evaluat
and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves
Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”