5 Look closely at yourselves. Test yourselves to see if you are living in the faith.
Don’t you realize that Christ Jesus is in you?
Of course, if you fail the test, he is not in you.
2 Don’t change yourselves to be like the people of this world,
but let God change you inside with a new way of thinking.
Then you will be able to understand and accept what God wants for you.
You will be able to know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.
9 But if we confess our sins, God will forgive us. We can trust God to do this.
He always does what is right. He will make us clean from all the wrong things we have done.
Romans 8:28 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
28 We know that all things work together for good[a] for those who love God,
who are called according to his purpose.
1 John 3:22 Amplified Bible (AMP)
22 and we receive from Him whatever we ask because we carefully and consistently
keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight habitually seeking to follow His plan for us
32 He even let his own Son suffer for us. God gave his Son for all of us. So now with Jesus, God will surely give us all things.
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,
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.”