1 Corinthians:10:13You have been put to no test but such as is common to man: and God is true, who will not let any test come on you which you are not able to undergo; but he will make with the test a way out of it, so that you may be able to go through it. See All...; Romans:12:2And let not your behaviour be like that of this world, but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose of God. See All...; James:5:16So then, make a statement of your sins to one another, and say prayers for one another so that you may be made well. The prayer of a good man is full of power in its working. See All...; John:8:34And this was the answer Jesus gave them: Truly I say to you, Everyone who does evil is the servant of sin. See All...; 1 Corinthians:6:18Keep away from the desires of the flesh. Every sin which a man does is outside of the body; but he who goes after the desires of the flesh does evil to his body. See All...; Romans:14:1-23 Do not put on one side him who is feeble in faith, and do not put him in doubt by your reasonings.  One man has faith to take all things as food: another who is feeble in faith takes only green food.  Let not him who takes food have a low opinion of him who does not: and let not him who does not take food be a judge of him who does; for he has God's approval.  Who are you to make yourself a judge of another man's servant? it is to his master that he is responsible for good or bad. Yes, his place will be safe, because the Lord is able to keep him from falling.  This man puts one day before another: to that man they are the same. Let every man be certain in his mind.  He who keeps the day, keeps it to the Lord; and he who takes food, takes it as to the Lord, for he gives praise to God; and he who does not take food, to the Lord he takes it not, and gives praise to God.  For every man's life and every man's death has a relation to others as well as to himself.  As long as we have life we are living to the Lord; or if we give up our life it is to the Lord; so if we are living, or if our life comes to an end, we are the Lord's.  And for this purpose Christ went into death and came back again, that he might be the Lord of the dead and of the living.  But you, why do you make yourself your brother's judge? or again, why have you no respect for your brother? because we will all have to take our place before God as our judge.  For it is said in the holy Writings, By my life, says the Lord, to me every knee will be bent, and every tongue will give worship to God.  So every one of us will have to give an account of himself to God.  Then let us not be judges of one another any longer: but keep this in mind, that no man is to make it hard for his brother, or give him cause for doubting.  I am conscious of this, and am certain in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself; but for the man in whose opinion it is unclean, for him it is unclean.  And if because of food your brother is troubled, then you are no longer going on in the way of love. Do not let your food be destruction to him for whom Christ went into death.  Let it not be possible for men to say evil about your good:  For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  And he who in these things is Christ's servant, is pleasing to God and has the approval of men.  So then, let us go after the things which make peace, and the things by which we may be a help to one another.  Do not let the work of God come to nothing on account of food. All things are certainly clean; but it is evil for that man who by taking food makes it hard for another.  It is better not to take meat or wine or to do anything which might be a cause of trouble to your brother.  The faith which you have, have it to yourself before God. Happy is the man who is not judged by that to which he gives approval.  But he who is in doubt is judged if he takes food, because he does it not in faith; and whatever is not of faith is sin.
See All...; Deuteronomy:8:2-3 And keep in mind the way by which the Lord your God has taken you through the waste land these forty years, so that he might make low your pride and put you to the test, to see what was in your heart and if you would keep his orders or not.  And he made low your pride and let you be without food and gave you manna for your food, a thing new to you, which your fathers never saw; so that he might make it clear to you that bread is not man's only need, but his life is in every word which comes out of the mouth of the Lord.
See All...; 1 John:1:9If we say openly that we have done wrong, he is upright and true to his word, giving us forgiveness of sins and making us clean from all evil. See All...; 2 Timothy:3:16Every holy Writing which comes from God is of profit for teaching, for training, for guiding, for education in righteousness: See All...; 2 Corinthians:10:3-5 For though we may be living in the flesh, we are not fighting after the way of the flesh  (For the arms with which we are fighting are not those of the flesh, but are strong before God for the destruction of high places);  Putting an end to reasonings, and every high thing which is lifted up against the knowledge of God, and causing every thought to come under the authority of Christ;
See All...; Acts:8:26-40 But an angel of the Lord said to Philip, Get up, and go to the south, to the road which goes from Jerusalem to Gaza, through the waste land.  And he went and there was a man of Ethiopia, a servant of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, and controller of all her property, who had come up to Jerusalem for worship;  He was going back, seated in his carriage, and was reading the book of the prophet Isaiah.  And the Spirit said to Philip, Go near, and get on his carriage.  And Philip, running up to him, saw that he was reading Isaiah the prophet, and said to him, Is the sense of what you are reading clear to you?  And he said, How is that possible when I have no guide? And he made Philip get up by his side.  Now the place in the book where he was reading was this: He was taken, like a sheep, to be put to death; and as a lamb is quiet when its wool is being cut, so he made no sound:  Being of low degree, his cause was not given a hearing: who has knowledge of his family? for his life is cut off from the earth.  And the Ethiopian said to Philip, About whom are these words said by the prophet? about himself, or some other?  So Philip, starting from this writing, gave him the good news about Jesus.  And while they were going on their way, they came to some water, and the Ethiopian said, See, here is water; why may I not have baptism?    And he gave orders for the carriage to be stopped, and the two of them went down into the water, and Philip gave him baptism.  And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord took Philip away; and the Ethiopian saw him no more, for he went on his way full of joy.  But Philip came to Azotus, and went through all the towns, preaching the good news, till he came to Caesarea.
See All...; Acts:2:1-47 And when the day of Pentecost was come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like the rushing of a violent wind, and all the house where they were was full of it.  And they saw tongues, like flames of fire, coming to rest on every one of them.  And they were all full of the Holy Spirit, and were talking in different languages, as the Spirit gave them power.  Now there were living at Jerusalem, Jews, God-fearing men, from every nation under heaven.  And when this sound came to their ears, they all came together, and were greatly surprised because every man was hearing the words of the disciples in his special language.  And they were full of wonder and said, Are not all these men Galilaeans?  And how is it that every one of us is hearing their words in the language which was ours from our birth?  Men of Parthia, Media, and Elam, and those living in Mesopotamia, in Judaea and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia,  In Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and those who have come from Rome, Jews by birth and others who have become Jews,  Men of Crete and Arabia, to all of us they are talking in our different languages, of the great works of God.  And they were all surprised and in doubt saying to one another, What is the reason of this?  But others, making sport of them, said, They are full of new wine.  But Peter, getting up, with the eleven, said in a loud voice, O men of Judaea, and all you who are living in Jerusalem, take note of this and give ear to my words.  For these men are not overcome with wine, as it seems to you, for it is only the third hour of the day;  But this is the thing which was said by the prophet Joel;  And it will come about, in the last days, says God, that I will send out my Spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will be prophets, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will have dreams:  And on my men-servants and my women-servants I will send my Spirit, and they will be prophets.  And wonders will be seen in heaven, and signs on the earth, blood and fire and smoke:  The sun will become dark and the moon will be turned to blood, before that great day of the Lord comes in glory:  And whoever makes his prayer to the Lord will have salvation.  Men of Israel, give ear to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man who had the approval of God, as was made clear to you by the great works and signs and wonders which God did by him among you, as you yourselves have knowledge,  Him, when he was given up, by the decision and knowledge of God, you put to death on the cross, by the hands of evil men:  But God gave him back to life, having made him free from the pains of death because it was not possible for him to be overcome by it.  For David said of him, I saw the Lord before my face at all times, for he is at my right hand, so that I may not be moved:  And for this cause my heart was glad and my tongue full of joy, and my flesh will be resting in hope:  For you will not let my soul be in hell and you will not give up your Holy One to destruction.  You have made me see the ways of life; I will be full of joy when I see your face.  My brothers, I may say to you openly that David came to his death, and was put in the earth, and his resting-place is with us today.  But being a prophet, and having in mind the oath which God had given to him, that of the fruit of his body one would take his place as a king,  He, having knowledge of the future, was talking of the coming again of Christ from the dead, that he was not kept in hell and his body did not see destruction.  This Jesus God has given back to life, of which we all are witnesses.  And so, being lifted up to the right hand of God, and having the Father's word that the Holy Spirit would come, he has sent this thing, which now you see and have knowledge of.  For David has not gone up into heaven, but says, himself, The Lord said to my Lord, Be seated at my right hand,  Till I put all those who are against you under your feet.  For this reason, let all Israel be certain that this Jesus, whom you put to death on the cross, God has made Lord and Christ.  Now when these words came to their ears their hearts were troubled, and they said to Peter and the other Apostles, Brothers, what are we to do?  And Peter said, Let your hearts be changed, every one of you, and have baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will have the Holy Spirit given to you.  For the word of God is for you and for your children and for all those who are far off, even all those who may be marked out by the Lord our God.  And with more such words he gave his witness, offering them salvation and saying, Come out from this evil generation.  Then those who gave hearing to his words had baptism: and about three thousand souls were joined to them that day.  And they kept their attention fixed on the Apostles' teaching and were united together in the taking of broken bread and in prayer.  But fear came on every soul: and all sorts of wonders and signs were done by the Apostles.  And all those who were of the faith kept together, and had all things in common;  And exchanging their goods and property for money, they made division of it among them all, as they had need.  And day by day, going in agreement together regularly to the Temple and, taking broken bread together in their houses, they took their food with joy and with true hearts,  Giving praise to God, and having the approval of all the people; and every day the number of those who had salvation was increased by the Lord.
See All...; Luke:12:1-59 At that time, when thousands of the people had come together, in such numbers that they were crushing one another, he said first to his disciples, Have nothing to do with the leaven of the Pharisees, which is deceit.  But nothing is covered up, which will not come to light, or secret, which will not be made clear.  So, whatever you have said in the dark, will come to men's hearing in the light, and what you have said secretly inside the house, will be made public from the house-tops.  And I say to you, my friends, Have no fear of those who may put the body to death, and are able to do no more than that.  But I will make clear to you of whom you are to be in fear: of him who after death has power to send you to hell; yes, truly I say, Have fear of him.  Are not five sparrows given in exchange for two farthings? and God has every one of them in mind.  But even the hairs of your head are numbered. Have no fear: you are of more value than a flock of sparrows.  And I say to you that to everyone who gives witness to me before men, the Son of man will give witness before the angels of God.  But if anyone says before men that he has no knowledge of me, I will say that I have no knowledge of him before the angels of God.  And if anyone says a word against the Son of man, he will have forgiveness: but for him who says evil words against the Holy Spirit, there will be no forgiveness.  And when they take you before the Synagogues and the authorities and the rulers, take no thought about what answers you will give, or what you will say:  For the Holy Spirit will make clear to you in that very hour what to say.  And one of the people said to him, Master, give an order to my brother to make division of the heritage with me.  But he said, Man, who made me a judge or a maker of decisions for you?  And he said to them, Take care to keep yourselves free from the desire for property; for a man's life is not made up of the number of things which he has.  And he said to them, in a story, The land of a certain man of great wealth was very fertile:  And he said to himself, What is to be done? for I have no place in which to put all my fruit.  And he said, This I will do: I will take down my store-houses and make greater ones, and there I will put all my grain and my goods.  And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have a great amount of goods in store, enough for a number of years; be at rest, take food and wine and be happy.  But God said to him, You foolish one, tonight I will take your soul from you, and who then will be the owner of all the things which you have got together?  So that is what comes to the man who gets wealth for himself, and has not wealth in the eyes of God.  And he said to his disciples, For this reason I say to you, Take no thought for your life, about what food you will take, or for your body, how it may be clothed.  Is not life more than food, and the body than its clothing?  Give thought to the ravens; they do not put seeds into the earth, or get together grain; they have no store-houses or buildings; and God gives them their food: of how much greater value are you than the birds!  And which of you by taking thought is able to make himself any taller?  If, then, you are not able to do even that which is least, why are you troubled about the rest?  Give thought to the flowers: they do no work, they make no thread; and still I say to you, Even Solomon, in all his glory, was not clothed like one of these.  But if God gives such clothing to the grass in the field, which today is living, and tomorrow will be burned in the oven, how much more will he give clothing to you, O men of little faith?  And do not give overmuch thought to your food and drink, and let not your mind be full of doubts.  For the nations of the world go in search of all these things: but your Father has knowledge that you have need of them.  But let your chief care be for his kingdom, and these other things will be given to you in addition.  Have no fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.  Give what property you have in exchange for money, and give the money to the poor; make for yourselves money-bags which will not get old, wealth stored up in heaven which will be yours for ever, where thieves will not come nor worms put it to destruction.  For where your wealth is, there will your heart be.  Be ready, dressed as for a journey, with your lights burning.  And be like men who are looking for their lord, when he comes back from the bride-feast; so that when he comes to the door, it will be open to him quickly.  Happy are those servants who are watching when the lord comes; truly I say to you, he will make himself their servant and, placing them at the table, he will come out and give them food.  And if he comes in the second division of the night or in the third, and they are watching for him, happy are those servants.  But be certain of this, that if the master of the house had had knowledge of the time when the thief was coming, he would have been watching, and would not have let his house be broken into.  So be ready: for the Son of man is coming at a time when you are not looking for him.  And Peter said to him, Lord, are these words said to us only, or to all men?  And the Lord said, Who then is the wise and responsible servant whom his lord will put in control of his family, to give them their food at the right time?  Happy is that servant who, when his lord comes, is doing so.  Truly I say to you, he will put him in control of all his goods.  But if that servant says to himself, My lord is a long time coming; and goes about giving blows to the men-servants and the women-servants, feasting and taking overmuch wine;  The lord of that servant will come at a time when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not ready for him, and he will have him cut in two and will give him his part in the fate of those who have no faith;  And the servant who had knowledge of his lord's desires and was not ready for him and did not do as he was ordered, will be given a great number of blows;  But he who, without knowledge, did things for which punishment is given, will get only a small number of blows. The man to whom much is given, will have to give much; if much is given into his care, of him more will be requested.  I came to send a fire on the earth, and it may even now have been lighted.  But there is a baptism which I have to undergo; and how am I kept back till it is complete!  Is it your opinion that I have come to give peace on earth? I say to you, No, but division:  For from this time, a family of five in one house will be on opposite sides, three against two and two against three.  They will be at war, the father against his son, and the son against his father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.  Then he said to the people, When you see a cloud coming up in the west, straight away you say, There will be rain; and so it is.  And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, There will be heat; and so it is.  O false ones! the face of the earth and the heaven is clear to you; how is it that the signs of these times are not as clear to you?  And why are you, in your hearts, unable to be judges of what is right?  For if anyone has a cause at law against you, and you are going with him before the ruler, make an attempt, on the way, to come to an agreement with him, for if you do not, he may take you before the judge and the judge will give you up to the police, and they will put you in prison.  I say to you, You will not come out of it till you have made payment to the very last farthing.
See All...; Psalm:127:3See, sons are a heritage from the Lord; the fruit of the body is his reward. See All...; Genesis:1:27And God made man in his image, in the image of God he made him: male and female he made them. See All...; Hebrews:13:4Let married life be honoured among all of you and not made unclean; for men untrue in married life will be judged by God. See All...; Numbers:6:1-27 And the Lord said to Moses,  Say to the children of Israel, If a man or a woman takes an oath to keep himself separate and give himself to the Lord;  He is to keep himself from wine and strong drink, and take no mixed wine or strong drink or any drink made from grapes, or any grapes, green or dry.  All the time he is separate he may take nothing made from the grape-vine, from its seeds to its skin.  All the time he is under his oath let no blade come near his head; till the days while he is separate are ended he is holy and his hair may not be cut.  All the time he is separate he may not come near any dead body.  He may not make himself unclean for his father or his mother, his sister or his brother, if death comes to them; because he is under an oath to keep himself separate for God.  All the time he is separate he is holy to the Lord.  If death comes suddenly to a man at his side, so that he becomes unclean, let his hair be cut off on the day when he is made clean, on the seventh day.  And on the eighth day let him take to the priest, at the door of the Tent of meeting, two doves or two young pigeons;  And the priest will give one for a sin-offering and the other for a burned offering to take away the sin which came on him on account of the dead, and he will make his head holy that same day.  And he will give to the Lord his days of being separate, offering a he-lamb of the first year as an offering for error: but the earlier days will be a loss, because he became unclean.  And this is the law for him who is separate, when the necessary days are ended: he is to come to the door of the Tent of meeting,  And make his offering to the Lord; one he-lamb of the first year, without a mark, for a burned offering, and one female lamb of the first year, without a mark, for a sin-offering, and one male sheep, without a mark, for peace-offerings,  And a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of the best meal mixed with oil, and thin unleavened cakes covered with oil, with their meal offering and drink offerings.  And the priest will take them before the Lord, and make his sin-offering and his burned offering;  Giving the sheep of the peace-offerings, with the basket of unleavened bread; and at the same time, the priest will make his meal offering and his drink offering.  Then let his long hair, the sign of his oath, be cut off at the door of the Tent of meeting, and let him put it on the fire on which the peace-offerings are burning.  And the priest will take the cooked leg of the sheep and one unleavened cake and one thin cake out of the basket, and put them on the hands of the separate one after his hair has been cut,  Waving them for a wave offering before the Lord; this is holy for the priest, together with the waved breast and the leg which is lifted up; after that, the man may take wine.  This is the law for him who takes an oath to keep himself separate, and for his offering to the Lord on that account, in addition to what he may be able to get; this is the law of his oath, which he will have to keep.  And the Lord said to Moses,  Say to Aaron and his sons, These are the words of blessing which are to be used by you in blessing the children of Israel; say to them,  May the Lord send his blessing on you and keep you:  May the light of the Lord's face be shining on you in grace:  May the Lord's approval be resting on you and may he give you peace.  So they will put my name on the children of Israel, and I will give them my blessing.