13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;

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Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness

This is the message we have heard(A) from him and declare to you: God is light;(B) in him there is no darkness at all.

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31 God saw all that he had made,(A) and it was very good.(B) And there was evening, and there was morning(C)—the sixth day.

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Submit Yourselves to God

What causes fights and quarrels(A) among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle(B) within you?

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19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.(A)

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11 Put on the full armor of God,(A) so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,(B) but against the rulers, against the authorities,(C) against the powers(D) of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.(E)

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Be alert and of sober mind.(A) Your enemy the devil prowls around(B) like a roaring lion(C) looking for someone to devour.

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Present Suffering and Future Glory

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.(A) 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God(B) to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it,(C) in hope 21 that[a] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay(D) and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:21 Or subjected it in hope. 21 For

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good(A) of those who love him, who[a] have been called(B) according to his purpose.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:28 Or that all things work together for good to those who love God, who; or that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good—with those who