~James 5:16 (Msg)
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
~1 John 8-10
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim (household good luck images). Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected from being king/
~1 Samuel 15.23
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
~1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well.
Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of ]character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.
Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.
~Romans 5:3-5 (AMP)
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master….”(happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law
Therefore, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
But whenever a person turns in repentance to the Lord, the veil is stripped off and taken away.~2 Corinthians 3:16
For godly grief and the pain God is permitted to direct, produce a repentance that leads and contributes to salvation and deliverance from evil, and it never brings regret; but worldly grief (the hopeless sorrow that is characteristic of the pagan world) is deadly [breeding and ending in death].2 Corinthians 7:10
Are you so foolish and so senseless and so silly? Having begun [your new life spiritually] with the Holy Spirit, are you now reaching perfection [by dependence] on the flesh?~Galatians 3:3
... God has sent the Holy Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba (Father!) Father!~Galations 4:__