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I beseech
Romans 12:1
Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.
2 Corinthians 5:20
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ; certain that God is appealing through us, we plead on Christ's behalf, "Be reconciled to God."
2 Corinthians 6:1
Working together with Him, we also appeal to you: "Don't receive God's grace in vain."
Ephesians 4:1
I, therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received,
Philemon 1:9
I appeal, instead, on the basis of love. I, Paul, as an elderly man and now also as a prisoner of Christ Jesus,
Philemon 1:10
appeal to you for my child, whom I fathered while in chains-- Onesimus.
as
1 Peter 1:1
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ: To the temporary residents of the Dispersion in the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, chosen
1 Peter 1:17
And if you address as Father the One who judges impartially based on each one's work, you are to conduct yourselves in reverence during this time of temporary residence.
Genesis 23:4
"I am a resident alien among you. Give me a burial site among you so that I can bury my dead."
Genesis 47:9
Jacob said to Pharaoh, "My pilgrimage has lasted 130 years. My years have been few and hard, and they have not surpassed the years of my fathers during their pilgrimages."
Leviticus 25:23
"The land is not to be permanently sold because it is Mine, and you are only foreigners and temporary residents on My land.
1 Chronicles 29:15
For we are foreigners and sojourners in Your presence as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.
Psalm 39:12
"Hear my prayer, LORD, and listen to my cry for help; do not be silent at my tears. For I am a foreigner residing with You, a sojourner like all my fathers.
Psalm 119:19
I am a stranger on earth; do not hide Your commands from me.
Psalm 119:54
Your statutes are [the theme of] my song during my earthly life.
Hebrews 11:13
These all died in faith without having received the promises, but they saw them from a distance, greeted them, and confessed that they were foreigners and temporary residents on the earth.
abstain
1 Peter 4:2
in order to live the remaining time in the flesh, no longer for human desires, but for God's will.
Luke 21:34
"Be on your guard, so that your minds are not dulled from carousing, drunkenness, and worries of life, or that day will come on you unexpectedly
Acts 15:20
but instead we should write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from blood.
Acts 15:29
that you abstain from food offered to idols, from blood, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these things, you will do well. Farewell.
Romans 8:13
for if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Romans 13:13
Let us walk with decency, as in the daylight: not in carousing and drunkenness; not in sexual impurity and promiscuity; not in quarreling and jealousy.
Romans 13:14
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no plans to satisfy the fleshly desires.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore dear friends, since we have such promises, we should wash ourselves clean from every impurity of the flesh and spirit, making our sanctification complete in the fear of God.
Galatians 5:16-21
16
I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
17
For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don't do what you want.
18
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19
Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity,
20
idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions,
21
envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar, about which I tell you in advance-- as I told you before-- that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
2 Timothy 2:22
Flee from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
1 John 2:15-17
15
Do not love the world or the things that belong to the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. Because everything that belongs to the world--
16
the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one's lifestyle-- is not from the Father, but is from the world.
17
And the world with its lust is passing away, but the one who does God's will remains forever.
war
Romans 7:23
But I see a different law in the parts of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and taking me prisoner to the law of sin in the parts of my body.
Romans 8:13
for if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Galatians 5:17
For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don't do what you want.
Galatians 5:24
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.
James 4:1
What is the source of the wars and the fights among you? Don't they come from the cravings that are at war within you?