Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy—dwell on these things.
But as the one who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor, a lifetime. Weeping may stay overnight, but there is joy in the morning.
So it is sin to know the good and yet not do it.
One who listens to life-giving rebukes will be at home among the wise.
Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited.
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of me will save it.
Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
We must get up and go to Bethel. I will build an altar there to the God who answered me in my day of distress. He has been with me everywhere I have gone.