You, however, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God lives in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.
For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions operated through the law in every part of us and bore fruit for death.
Jesus replied, "I assure you: Unless someone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
Jesus answered, "I assure you: Unless someone is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Whatever is born of the flesh is flesh, and whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit.
And there came a voice from heaven: This is My beloved Son. I take delight in Him!
The One who sent Me is with Me. He has not left Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him."
I want you to be without concerns. An unmarried man is concerned about the things of the Lord-- how he may please the Lord.
But I have received everything in full, and I have an abundance. I am fully supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you provided-- a fragrant offering, a welcome sacrifice, pleasing to God.
so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing [to Him], bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God.
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing in the Lord.
Finally then, brothers, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received from us how you must walk and please God-- as you are doing-- do so even more.
By faith, Enoch was taken away so that he did not experience death, and he was not to be found because God took him away. For prior to his transformation he was approved, having pleased God.
Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.
Don't neglect to do good and to share, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.
equip you with all that is good to do His will, working in us what is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
and can receive whatever we ask from Him because we keep His commands and do what is pleasing in His sight.