St. John 3: 30 “He must increase; I must decrease."
II Corinthians 12: 8 Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it might leave me,
9 but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. 10 Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong. (N. B. B. When the old inner person is weak, then the new inner person is strong.)
II Corinthians 13: 4 For indeed he was crucified out of weakness, but he lives by the power of God. So also we are weak in him, but toward you we shall live with him by the power of God.
I Peter 1: 22 Since you have purified yourselves by obedience to the truth for sincere mutual love, love one another intensely from a (pure) heart.
I John 4: 12 No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us.
Galatians 6: 15 For neither does circumcision mean anything, nor does uncircumcision, but only a new creation.
Romans 1: 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: for Jew first, and then Greek.
Roman 16: 25 Now to him who can strengthen you, according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret for long ages 26 but now manifested through the prophetic writings and, according to the command of the eternal God, made known to all nations to bring about the obedience of faith, 27 to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Romans 3: 31 Are we then annulling the law by this faith? Of course not! On the contrary, we are supporting the law.
Galatians 5: 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
St. Matthew 22: 36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37 He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the greatest and the first commandment. 39 The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”
James 2: 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works (“ergon”), is dead, being alone.
St. John 6: 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw (“helkuo”: 1. to draw, drag off. 2. metaphoric to draw by inward power, lead, impel) him, and I will raise him on the last day.
James 1: 12 Blessed is the man who perseveres in temptation, for when he has been proved he will receive the crown of life that he promised to those who love him.
I Peter 3: 10 For: “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep the tongue from evil and the lips from speaking deceit, 11 must turn from evil and do good, seek peace and follow after it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears turned to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against evildoers.”
I John 3: 14 We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers. Whoever does not love remains in death.