29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
1 Peter 3:8-12English Standard Version (ESV)
Suffering for Righteousness' Sake
8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; 11 let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
[endorsement]“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou[/endorsement]
OBEY (Obey God’s Word)
Deuteronomy 4:1English Standard Version (ESV)
Moses Commands Obedience
4 “And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules[a] that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you."
James 1:22English Standard Version (ESV)
22 "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."
[endorsement]Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. -Frank Outlaw[/endorsement]
Colossians 3:12-14English Standard Version (ESV)
12 "Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony."
Romans 12:1-2English Standard Version (ESV)
A Living Sacrifice
12 "I appeal to you therefore, brothers,[a] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.[b] 2 Do not be conformed to this world,[c] but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."[d]
DO (DO TO)
Luke 6:31English Standard Version (ESV)
31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
Matthew 7:12English Standard Version (ESV)
The Golden Rule
12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets."
SERVE (SERVE OTHERS)
Philippians 2:4English Standard Version (ESV)
4 "Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others."
Galatians 5:13English Standard Version (ESV)
13 "For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another."