but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all [aspects] into Him who is the head, [even] Christ,
And without faith it is impossible to please [Him], for he who comes to God must believe that He is and [that] He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
And if we know that He hears us [in] whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,
and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.
Let your speech always be with grace, [as though] seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
"If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, [But] a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones [are formed] in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.
"The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.