“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:9)
“From this time on we do not think of anyone as the world does. In the past we thought of Christ as the world thinks, but we no longer think of him in that way. If anyone belongs to Christ, there is a new creation. The old things have gone; everything is made new!” (2 Corinthians 5:16-17)
“Many have tried to report on the things that happened among us. They have written the same things that we learned from others – the people who saw those things from the beginning and served God by telling people his message. Since I myself have studied everything carefully from the beginning most excellent Theophilus, it seemed good for me to write it out for you. I arranged it in order to help you know that what you have been taught is true.” (Luke 1:1-4)
“The servant does not get any special thanks for doing what his master commanded. It is the same with you. When you have done everything you are told to do, you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done the work we should do.” (Luke 17:9-10)
John 14:27 I leave you peace; my peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the world does. So don’t let your hearts be troubled or afraid.
“Through these he gave us the very great and precious promises. With these gifts you can share in God’s nature, and the world will not ruin you with its evil desires. Because you have these blessings, do your best to add these things to your lives: to your faith, add goodness; and to your goodness, add knowledge; and to your knowledge, add self-control; and to your self-control, add patience; and to your patience, add service for God.” (2 Peter 1:4-6)