Bible verses about daily life | Moffatt

Bible verses about "daily life" | Moffatt

Romans 1:1-3:31

1 PAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God 2 (which he promised of old by his prophets in the holy scriptures) 3 concerning his Son, who was born of David's offspring by natural descent 4 and installed as Son of God with power by the Spirit of holiness when he was raised from the dead — concerning Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom I have received the favour of my commission to promote obedience to the faith for his sake among all the Gentiles, 6 including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ: 7 to all in Rome who are beloved by God, called to be saints, grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 First of all, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because the report of your faith is over all the world. 9 God is my witness, the God whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, how unceasingly I always mention you in my prayers, 10 asking if I may at last be sped upon my way to you by God's will. 11 For I do yearn to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift for your strengthening — 12 or, in other words, that I may be encouraged by meeting you, I by your faith and you by mine. 13 Brothers, I would like you to understand that I have often purposed to come to you (though up till now I have been prevented) so as to have some results among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles. 14 To Greeks and to barbarians, to wise and to foolish alike, I owe a duty. 15 Hence my eagerness to preach the gospel to you in Rome as well. 16 For I am proud of the gospel; it is God's saving power for everyone who has faith, for the Jew first and for the Greek as well. 17 God's righteousness is revealed in it by faith and for faith — as it is written, Now by faith shall the righteous live. 18 But God's anger is revealed from heaven against all the impiety and wickedness of those who hinder the Truth by their wickedness. 19 For whatever is to be known of God is plain to them; God himself has made it plain — 20 for ever since the world was created, his invisible nature, his everlasting power and divine being, have been quite perceptible in what he has made. So they have no excuse. 21 Though they knew God, they have not glorified him as God nor given thanks to him; they have turned to futile speculations till their ignorant minds grew dark. 22 They claimed to be wise, but they have become fools; 23 they have exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the semblance of the likeness of mortal man, of birds, of quadrupeds, and of reptiles. 24 So God has given them up, in their heart's lust, to sexual vice, to the dishonouring of their own bodies, — 25 since they have exchanged the truth of God for an untruth, worshipping and serving the creature rather than the Creator who is blessed for ever: Amen. 26 That is why God has given them up to vile passions; their women have exchanged the natural function of sex for what is unnatural, 27 and in the same way the males have abandoned the natural use of women and flamed out in lust for one another, men perpetrating shameless acts with their own sex and getting in their own persons the due recompense of their perversity. 28 Yes, as they disdained to acknowledge God any longer, God has given them up to a reprobate instinct, for the perpetration of what is improper, 29 till they are filled with all manner of wickedness, depravity, lust, and viciousness, filled to the brim with envy, murder, quarrels, intrigues, and malignity — slanderers, 30 defamers, loathed by God, outrageous, haughty, boastful, inventive in evil, disobedient to parents, 31 devoid of conscience, false to their word, callous, merciless; 32 though they know God's decree that people who practise such vice deserve death, they not only do it themselves but applaud those who practise it.

Romans 2:1-3:31

1 Therefore you are inexcusable, whoever you are, if you pose as a judge, for in judging another you condemn yourself; you, the judge, do the very same things yourself. 2 'We know the doom of God falls justly upon those who practise such vices.' 3 Very well; and do you imagine you will escape God's doom, O man, you who judge those who practise such vices and do the same yourself? 4 Or are you slighting all his wealth of kindness, forbearance, and patience? Do you not know his kindness is meant to make you repent? 5 In your stubbornness and impenitence of heart you are simply storing up anger for yourself on the Day of anger, when the just doom of God is revealed. 6 For he will render to everyone according to what he has done, 7 eternal life to those who by patiently doing good aim at glory, honour, and immortality, 8 but anger and wrath to those who are wilful, who disobey the Truth and obey wickedness — 9 anguish and calamity for every human soul that perpetrates evil, for the Jew first and for the Greek as well, 10 but glory, honour, and peace for everyone who does good, for the Jew first and for the Greek as well. 11 There is no partiality about God. 12 All who sin outside the Law will perish outside the Law, and all who sin under the Law will be condemned by the Law. 13 For it is not the hearers of the Law who are just in the eyes of God, it is those who obey the Law who will be acquitted, 14 [Move vss 14,15 to follow vs 16] (When Gentiles who have no law obey instinctively the Law's requirements, they are a law to themselves, even though they have no law; 15 they exhibit the effect of the Law written on their hearts, their conscience bears them witness, as their moral convictions accuse or it may be defend them.) 16 on the day when God judges the secret things of men, as my gospel holds, by Jesus Christ. 17 If you bear the name of 'Jew,' relying on the Law, priding yourself on God, 18 understanding his will, and with a sense of what is vital in religion; if you are instructed by the Law 19 and are persuaded that you are a guide to the blind, a light to darkened souls, 20 a tutor for the foolish, a teacher of the simple, because in the Law you have the embodiment of knowledge and truth — 21 well then, do you ever teach yourself, you teacher of other people? You preach against stealing; do you steal? 22 You forbid adultery; do you commit adultery? You detest idols; do you rob temples? 23 You pride yourself on the Law; do you dishonour God by your breaches of the Law? 24 Why, it is owing to you that the name of God is maligned among the Gentiles, as scripture says! 25 Circumcision is certainly of use, provided you keep the Law; but if you are a breaker of the Law, then your circumcision is turned into uncircumcision. 26 (If then the uncircumcised observe the requirements of the Law, shall not their uncircumcision be reckoned equivalent to circumcision? 27 And shall not those who are physically uncircumcised and who fulfil the Law, judge you who are a breaker of the Law for all your written code and circumcision?) 28 He is no Jew who is merely a Jew outwardly, nor is circumcision something outward in the flesh; 29 he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, spiritual not literal — praised by God, not by man.

Romans 3:1-31

1 Then what is the Jew's superiority? What is the good of circumcision? 2 Much in every way. This to begin with — Jews were entrusted with the scriptures of God. 3 Even supposing some of them have proved untrustworthy, is their faithlessness to cancel the faithfulness of God? 4 Never! Let God be true to his word, though every man be perfidious — as it is written, That thou mayest be vindicated in thy pleadings, and triumph in thy trial. 5 But if our iniquity thus serves to bring out the justice of God, what are we to infer? That it is unfair of God to inflict his anger on us? (I speak in a merely human way.) 6 Never! In that case, how could he judge the world? 7 You say, "If my perfidy serves to make the truthfulness of God redound to his glory, why am I to be judged as a sinner? 8 Why should we not do evil that good may come out of it?" (which is the calumny attributed to me — the very thing some people declare I say). Such arguments are rightly condemned. 9 Well now, are we Jews in a better position? Not at all. I have already charged all, Jews as well as Greeks, with being under sin — 10 as it is written, None is righteous, no, not one; 11 no one understands, no one seeks for God. 12 All have swerved, one and all have gone wrong, no one does good, not a single one. 13 Their throat is an open grave, they are treacherous with their tongues, the venom of an asp lies under their lips. 14 Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness, 15 their feet are swift for bloodshed, 16 their ways bring destruction and calamity, 17 they know nothing of the way of peace; 18 there is no reverence for God before their eyes. 19 Whatever the Law says, we know, it says to those who are inside the Law, that every mouth may be shut and all the world made answerable to God; 20 for no person will be acquitted in his sight on the score of obedience to law. What the Law imparts is the consciousness of sin. 21 But now we have a righteousness of God disclosed apart from law altogether; it is attested by the Law and the prophets, 22 but it is a righteousness of God which comes by believing in Jesus Christ. And it is meant for all who have faith. No distinctions are drawn. 23 All have sinned, all come short of the glory of God, 24 but they are justified for nothing by his grace through the ransom provided in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as the means of propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to demonstrate the justice of God in view of the fact that sins previously committed during the time of God's forbearance had been passed over; 26 it was to demonstrate his justice at the present epoch, showing that God is just himself and that he justifies man on the score of faith in Jesus. 27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is ruled out absolutely. On what principle? On the principle of doing deeds? No, on the principle of faith. 28 We hold a man is justified by faith apart from deeds of the Law altogether. 29 Or is God only the God of Jews? Is he not the God of the Gentiles as well? Surely he is. 30 Well then, there is one God, a God who will justify the circumcised as they believe and the uncircumcised on the score of faith. 31 Then 'by this faith' we 'cancel the Law'? Not for one moment! We uphold the Law.

Ephesians 2:8

8 For it is by grace you have been saved, as you had faith; it is not your doing but God's gift,

Luke 9:23

23 He said to all, "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross day after day, and so follow me;

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