‘These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.
‘Also let none of you devise evil in your heart against another, and do not love perjury; for all these are what I hate,’ declares the LORD.”
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
Tremble, and do not sin;
Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still.
“But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.
“You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small.
For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.
Grieving the Spirit
by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
But they rebelled
And grieved His Holy Spirit;
Therefore He turned Himself to become their enemy,
He fought against them.
“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
Now we see a changed heart in Christ!
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.