For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This one is worth memorizing. I'm on a fan of memorization. God's Word commands us to stand firm and to keep from being polluted by the world. I found myself a challenge.
1JN 2:15-17 NIV
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining. Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will NOT sin. BUT if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. HE is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the WHOLE WORLD.
1 John 2:1-2
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of EVERY opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with SALT, so that you may know how to answer EVERYONE.
Above all, you must understand that in the last days SCOFFERS will come, SCOFFING and following their own evil desires.
2 Peter 3:3
And without FAITH it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must BELIEVE that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace.
If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
1 Peter 4:14