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20. Choose the narrow way
Matthew 7:13-14 Amplified Bible (AMP)
The Narrow and Wide Gates
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and
brOad and easy to travel is the path that leads the way
to destruction and eternal loss, and there are many
who enter through it.
14 But small is the gate and narrow and difficult
to travel is the path that leads the way to [everlasting] life,
and there are few who find it.
Beware of false prophets—
Matthew 7:15 Amplified Bible (AMP)
A Tree and Its Fruit
15 “Beware of the false prophets, [teachers] who come
to you dressed as sheep [appearing gentle and innocent],
but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
23. Be as shrewd as serpents
Matthew 10:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
A Hard Road before Them
16 “Listen carefully: I am sending you out like sheep
among wolves; so be wise as serpents, and innocent
as doves [have no self-serving agenda].
Romans 16:19 Amplified Bible (AMP)
19 For the report of your obedience has reached everyone,
so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise
in what is good and innocent in what is evil
17 And these signs will accompany those who believe:
by using my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
=====================================================James 4:6 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
6 But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says,
“God opposes the proud,
but gives grace to the humble.”====================================================
2 Corinthians 13:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith
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?
Galatians 6:3 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
1 Corinthians 8:2 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
Luke 10:26-28 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
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.”