Bible verses about "codependency" | WNT

John 8:32

32 and you shall know the Truth, and the Truth will make you free."

John 14:26

26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send at my request, will teach you everything, and will bring to your memories all that I have said to you.

1 Corinthians 10:33

33 That is the way that I also seek in everything the approval of all men, not aiming at my own profit, but at that of the many, in the hope that they may be saved.

1 John 3:19-20

19 And in this way we shall come to know that we are loyal to the truth, and shall satisfy our consciences in His presence 20 in whatever matters our hearts condemn us--because God is greater than our hearts and knows everything.

Galatians 5:1-26

1 Christ having made us gloriously free--stand fast and do not again be hampered with the yoke of slavery. 2 Remember that it is I Paul who tell you that if you receive circumcision Christ will avail you nothing. 3 I once more protest to every man who receives circumcision that he is under obligation to obey the whole Law of Moses. 4 Christ has become nothing to any of you who are seeking acceptance with God through the Law: you have fallen away from grace. 5 *We* have not, for through the Spirit we wait with longing hope for an acceptance with God which is to come through faith. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any importance; but only faith working through love. 7 You were running the race nobly! Who has interfered and caused you to swerve from the truth? 8 No such teaching ever proceeded from Him who is calling you. 9 A little yeast corrupts the whole of the dough. 10 For my part I have strong confidence in you in the Lord that you will adopt my view of the matter. But the man--be he who he may--who is troubling you, will have to bear the full weight of the judgement to be pronounced on him. 11 As for me, brethren, if I am still a preacher of circumcision, how is it that I am still suffering persecution? In that case the Cross has ceased to be a stumbling-block! 12 Would to God that those who are unsettling your faith would even mutilate themselves. 13 You however, brethren, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an excuse for giving way to your lower natures; but become bondservants to one another in a spirit of love. 14 For the entire Law has been obeyed when you have kept the single precept, which says, "YOU ARE TO LOVE YOUR FELLOW MAN EQUALLY WITH YOURSELF." 15 But if you are perpetually snarling and snapping at one another, beware lest you are destroyed by one another. 16 This then is what I mean. Let your lives be guided by the Spirit, and then you will certainly not indulge the cravings of your lower natures. 17 For the cravings of the lower nature are opposed to those of the Spirit, and the cravings of the Spirit are opposed to those of the lower nature; because these are antagonistic to each other, so that you cannot do everything to which you are inclined. 18 But if the Spirit is leading you, you are not subject to Law. 19 Now you know full well the doings of our lower natures. Fornication, impurity, indecency, idol-worship, sorcery; 20 enmity, strife, jealousy, outbursts of passion, intrigues, dissensions, factions, envyings; 21 hard drinking, riotous feasting, and the like. And as to these I forewarn you, as I have already forewarned you, that those who are guilty of such things will have no share in the Kingdom of God. 22 The Spirit, on the other hand, brings a harvest of love, joy, peace; patience towards others, kindness, benevolence; 23 good faith, meekness, self-restraint. 24 Against such things as these there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their lower nature with its passions and appetites. 25 If we are living by the Spirit's power, let our conduct also be governed by the Spirit's power. 26 Let us not become vain-glorious, challenging one another, envying one another.

2 Corinthians 5:16-21

16 Therefore for the future we know no one simply as a man. Even if we have known Christ as a man, yet now we do so no longer. 17 So that if any one is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old state of things has passed away; a new state of things has come into existence. 18 And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and has appointed us to serve in the ministry of reconciliation. 19 We are to tell how God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not charging men's transgressions to their account, and that He has entrusted to us the Message of this reconciliation. 20 On Christ's behalf therefore we come as ambassadors, God, as it were, making entreaty through our lips: we, on Christ's behalf, beseech men to be reconciled to God. 21 He has made Him who knew nothing of sin to be sin for us, in order that in Him we may become the righteousness of God.

1 Peter 5:7

7 Throw the whole of your anxiety upon Him, because He Himself cares for you.

1 Thessalonians 2:4

4 But as God tested and approved us before entrusting us with His Good News, so in what we say we are seeking not to please men but to please God, who tests and approves our motives.

Galatians 6:1-5

1 Brethren, if anybody be detected in any misconduct, you who are spiritual should restore such a one in a spirit of meekness. And let each of you keep watch over himself, lest he also fall into temptation. 2 Always carry one another's burdens, and so obey the whole of Christ's Law. 3 For if there is any one who thinks himself to be somebody when he is nobody, he is deluding himself. 4 But let every man scrutinize his own conduct, and then he will find out, not with reference to another but with reference to himself, what he has to boast of. 5 For every man will have to carry his own load.

Galatians 1:10

10 For is it man's favour or God's that I aspire to? Or am I seeking to please men? If I were still a man-pleaser, I should not be Christ's bondservant.

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