See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.
1 John 3:1 (New Living Translation)
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
1 John 3:1 (New International Version)
What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to.
1 John 3:1 (The Message)
Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.
1 Peter 3:8 (New Living Translation)
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous.
1 Peter 3:8 (New King James Version)
Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble.
1 Peter 3:8 (The Message)
It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (The Message)
We live by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (New International Version)
For we live by believing and not by seeing.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (New Living Translation)
So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech.
1 Peter 2:1 (New Living Translation)
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
1 Peter 2:1 (New International Version)
So clean house! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk.
1 Peter 2:1 (The Message)
For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (New Living Translation)
To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (New King James Version)
There’s an opportune time to do things,
a right time for everything on the earth.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (The Message)
The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.
1 John 2:17 (The Message)
The world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
1 John 2:17 (New King James Version)
This world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
1 John 2:17 (New Living Translation)
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.
Galatians 5:24 (New Living Translation)
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
Galatians 5:24 (New International Version)
Among those who belong to Christ, everything connected with getting our own way and mindlessly responding to what everyone else calls necessities is killed off for good—crucified.
Galatians 5:24 (The Message)