Don in Florida
(Cape Coral, FL)
1 Peter 2:15-17 (ISV)
15 For it is God's will that by doing right you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live like free people, and stop using your freedom as an excuse for doing evil. Instead, be God's servants. 17 Show honor to everyone. Keep on loving the brothers, fearing God, and honoring the king.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 (ISV)
12 Brothers, we ask you to show your appreciation for those who work among you, set an example for you in the Lord, and instruct you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14 We urge you, brothers, to instruct those who are disorderly, cheer up those who are discouraged, and help those who are weak. Be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that no one pays back evil for evil. Instead, always pursue what is good for each other and for everyone else. 16 Always be joyful. 17 Continually be prayerful. 18 In everything be thankful, because this is God's will in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Don't put out the Spirit's fire. 20 Don't despise prophecies. 21 Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good, 22 but keep away from every kind of evil. 23 May the God of peace himself make you holy in every way. And may your whole being—spirit, soul, and body—be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (ISV)
20 Now to the one who can do infinitely more than all we can ask or imagine according to the power that is working among us—
21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever! Amen.
ALL PRAISE AND GLORY BE TO GOD.