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Scripture References
  • I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12 NKJV)
  • If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (1 John 1:6-8 NKJV)
  • He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. (1 John 2:9 NKJV)
  • Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14 NKJV)
  • For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:8-10 NKJV)
  • ...submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (James 4:7-8 NKJV)
  • ...submitting to one another in the fear of God. (Ephesians 5:21 NKJV)
  • Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another... (1 Peter 5:5 NKJV)
  • Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. (1 Peter 2:13-14 NKJV)
  • Let all things be done decently and in order. (1 Corinthians 14:40 NKJV)
  • And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. (Colossians 3:15 NKJV)
  • Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord... (Hebrews 12:14 NKJV)
  • Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (James 3:18 NKJV)
  • ...lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. (1 Timothy 2:2 NKJV)
  • ...exercise yourself toward godliness. For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come. (1 Timothy 4:7-8 NKJV)
  • You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. (2 Peter 3:11-12 NIV)
Commentary

‎"[Christ's] disciples keep the peace by choosing to endure suffering themselves rather than inflict it on others. They maintain fellowship where others would break it off. They renounce hatred and wrong. In so doing they overcome evil with good, and establish the peace of God in the midst of a world of war and hate." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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