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Like the Holy One who called you,
become holy yourselves in all your conduct,
for it is written:
“You must be holy, because I am holy.”
- 1 Peter 1:15, 16

Christian guidelinesEdit

Fruitage of the SpiritEdit

The fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. - Fruitage of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22b, 23)

New personalityEdit

Put on the new personality that was created according to God’s will in true righteousness and loyalty (Ephesians 4:24). Become kind to one another, tenderly compassionate, freely forgiving one another just as God also by Christ freely forgave you (Ephesians 4:32)

Strip off the old personality with its practices, and clothe yourselves with the new personality, which through accurate knowledge is being made new according to the image of the One who created it, (Colossians 3:9b, 10) Accordingly, as God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, clothe yourselves with the tender affections of compassion, kindness, humility, mildness, and patience. Continue putting up with one another and forgiving one another freely even if anyone has a cause for complaint against another. Just as God freely forgave you, you must also do the same. But besides all these things, clothe yourselves with love, for it is a perfect bond of union. (Colossians 3:12-14)

Have loveEdit

Clothe yourselves with love,
for it is a perfect bond of union.
- Colossians 3:14b

Christian commandmentsEdit

“‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole strength and with your whole mind’ and [love] ‘your neighbor as yourself.’” - Christian Commandments (Luke 10:27, Mark 12:30, Matthew 22:37-40)

You must love Jehovah your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your strength.
- Deuteronomy 6:5

“I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples—if you have love among yourselves.” (John 13:34, 35) This is my commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you. (John 15:12)

“‘You must not take vengeance nor hold a grudge against the sons of your people, and you must love your fellow man as yourself. I am Jehovah.” - Leviticus 19:18

Let your brotherly love continue. (Hebrews 13:1)

Have joyEdit

If someone, because of conscience toward God,
bears up under grievous things and suffers unjustly,
this is an agreeable thing.
— (1 Pet. 2:19)

Joy under trialsEdit

[1] Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through God’s will, and Timothy+ our brother, to the congregation of God that is in Corinth, including all the holy ones who are in all A·cha′ia:+ [2] May you have undeserved kindness and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. [3] Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,+ the Father of tender mercies+ and the God of all comfort,+ 4 who comforts* us in all our trials*+ so that we may be able to comfort others+ in any sort of trial* with the comfort that we receive from God.+ 5 For just as the sufferings for the Christ abound in us,+ so the comfort we receive through the Christ also abounds. 6 Now if we face trials,* it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are being comforted, it is for your comfort, which acts to help you to endure the same sufferings that we also suffer. 7 And our hope for you is unwavering, knowing as we do that just as you share in the sufferings, so you will also share in the comfort.+ [8] For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the tribulation we experienced in the province of Asia.+ We were under extreme pressure beyond our own strength, so that we were very uncertain even of our lives.+ 9 In fact, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. This was so that we would trust, not in ourselves, but in the God+ who raises up the dead. 10 From such a great risk of death he did rescue us and will rescue us, and our hope is in him that he will also continue to rescue us.+ 11 You also can help us by your supplication for us,+ in order that many may give thanks in our behalf for the favor we receive in answer to the prayers of many.*+ [12] For the thing we boast of is this, our conscience bears witness that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you, with holiness and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom,+ but with God’s undeserved kindness. 13 For we are really not writing you about anything except what you can read* and understand, and I hope you will continue to understand these things fully,* 14 just as you have also understood to an extent that we are a cause for you to boast, just as you will also be for us in the day of our Lord Jesus. [15] So with this confidence, I was intending to come first to you, so that you might have a second occasion for joy;* 16 for I intended to visit you on my way to Mac·e·do′ni·a, to return to you from Mac·e·do′ni·a, and then to have you send me off to Ju·de′a.+ 17 Well, when I had such an intention, I did not view the matter lightly, did I? Or do I purpose things in a fleshly way, so that I am saying “Yes, yes” and then “No, no”? 18 But God can be relied on that what we say to you is not “yes” and yet “no.” 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you through us, that is, through me and Sil·va′nus* and Timothy,+ did not become “yes” and yet “no,” but “yes” has become “yes” in his case. 20 For no matter how many the promises of God are, they have become “yes” by means of him.+ Therefore, also through him is the “Amen” said to God,+ which brings him glory through us. [21] But the one who guarantees that you and we belong to Christ and the one who anointed us is God.+ 22 He has also put his seal on us+ and has given us the token of what is to come,* that is, the spirit,+ in our hearts. [23] Now I call on God as a witness against me* that it is to spare you that I have not yet come to Corinth. 24 Not that we are the masters over your faith,+ but we are fellow workers for your joy, for it is by your faith that you are standing.

Make peaceEdit

Main: Christian Peace

Happy are the peacemakers, since they will be called sons of God. - Of the Nine Happinesses given on the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:9)

Return evil for evil to no oneEdit

Return evil for evil to no one. Take into consideration what is fine from the viewpoint of all men. If possible, as far as it depends on you, be peaceable with all men. Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but yield place to the wrath; for it is written: “‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay,’ says Jehovah.” - Romans 12:17-19

Vengeance is mine, and retribution, At the appointed time when their foot slips, For the day of their disaster is near, And what awaits them will come quickly.’
- Deuteronomy 32:35

Guard tongueEdit

For “whoever would love life and see good days must guard his tongue from bad and his lips from speaking deception. Let him turn away from what is bad and do what is good; let him seek peace and pursue it. - 1 Peter 3:10, 11; Compare James 1:19-21

Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, And where there is no slanderer, quarreling ceases. As charcoal for the embers and wood for the fire, So a contentious man kindles a quarrel.
- Proverbs 26:20,21

Resolve mattersEdit

“If, then, you are bringing your gift to the altar and there you remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar, and go away. First make your peace with your brother, and then come back and offer your gift. - Matthew 5:23,24

Wait for a better time to resolve matters
Beginning a fight is like opening a floodgate; Before the quarrel breaks out, take your leave.
- Proverbs 17:14

Be PatientEdit

μακροθυμία (makrothymia), meaning "patience", "forbearance",NIV or "longsuffering"KJV [1]

Continue putting up with one another and forgiving one another freely even if anyone has a cause for complaint against another. Just as Jehovah freely forgave you, you must also do the same. - Colossians 3:13

Be KindEdit

Do goodEdit

“Happy are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, since they will be filled. - Of the Nine Happinesses given on the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:6)

Conquer evil with goodEdit

[20] But “if your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink;
for by doing this you will heap fiery coals on his head.”
[21] Do not let yourself be conquered by the evil,
but keep conquering the evil with the good. - Romans 12:20,21

Consider righteous thingsEdit

Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are of serious concern, whatever things are righteous, whatever things are chaste, whatever things are lovable, whatever things are well-spoken-of, whatever things are virtuous, and whatever things are praiseworthy, continue considering these things. The things that you learned as well as accepted and heard and saw in connection with me, practice these, and the God of peace will be with you.
- Philippians 4:8,9

Do not practice sinEdit

Do not be misled. Bad associations spoil useful habits. Come to your senses in a righteous way and do not practice sin, for some have no knowledge of God. I am speaking to move you to shame. - 1 Corinthians 15:33,34

Be faith drivenEdit

Also: Shield of faith

Continue in the faithEdit

Indeed, you who were once alienated and enemies because your minds were on the works that were wicked, he has now reconciled by means of that one’s fleshly body through his death, in order to present you holy and unblemished and open to no accusation before him—provided, of course, that you continue in the faith, established on the foundation and steadfast, not being shifted away from the hope of that good news that you heard and that was preached in all creation under heaven. Of this good news I, Paul, became a minister. - Colossians 1:21-23

Be MildEdit

“Happy are the mild-tempered, since they will inherit the earth. - Of the Nine Happinesses given on the Sermon on the Mount. (Matthew 5:5)
But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. - Psalm 37:11

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him by his fine conduct demonstrate works performed with a mildness that comes from wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and contentiousness in your hearts, do not be bragging and lying against the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above; it is earthly, animalistic, demonic. For wherever there are jealousy and contentiousness, there will also be disorder and every vile thing. - James 3:13-16

Have self-controlEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Thayer's Greek Lexicon, μακροθυμία