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.
If you are born again, you have a new identity in Christ and you are no longer a slave to sin. Because you’ve been set free you can now offer your whole self, both body and soul to God to be used for His purpose. Devote yourself to God and to His service for His purpose.
If possible, to the best of your ability, live at peace with all people.
We cannot control what other people do, but we certainly can control our own actions and responses. It may not always be easy, but it will be worth it to try to live peacefully with others, especially those who are difficult to deal with.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Without hope we feel helpless, alone and powerless. But our God is the source of all hope. Hope for healing, hope for peace, hope for joy. All hope comes from knowing, believing and trusting God and by His grace and the power of the Holy Spirit, He has given us the precious gift of hope. If you feel hopeless, seek a relationship with the author of all hope, God Almighty.
But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’”
We are all unique, one of a kind creations. We each have been given different gifts so stop comparing yourself to other people and trust that God made you with a special purpose in mind. Love yourself the way God loves you and be the best you, you can be. “A flower does not think of competing with the next flower, it just blooms.” – Unknown
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
We may have confidence in knowing that no tribulation, suffering, persecution, absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. His love is not earned so it cannot be lost, it is undeserved and limitless. We are not just conquerors, we are more than conquerors, not just in some things but in all things through Jesus Christ!
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
The Christian life is not always easy. Jesus said we will have troubles but we can have peace because He overcame the world (John 16:33). Be encouraged in knowing you can be joyful in the hope you have in Christ, patient during troubled times and faithful in your prayer life regardless of what is going on around you.
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
As born again believers, you have the same spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead living inside of you. The grave could not hold Jesus, He was resurrected to be seated at the right hand of God. You have the same victory in Jesus!