Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.
Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds…
In Christ we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.