As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.