You must be blameless before the Lord your God. … Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. … Fight the good fight of the faith. … Fight the battle well.
Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. … For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen. … We all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
Jesus looked toward heaven and prayed: … “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. … I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
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