Since you put away lying, Speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, because we are members of one another.
These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another; render honest and peaceful judgments in your gates.
Instead, we have renounced shameful secret things, not walking in deceit or distorting God's message, but in God's sight we commend ourselves to every person's conscience by an open display of the truth.
I am not saying this as a command. Rather, by means of the diligence of others, I am testing the genuineness of your love.
speaking the truth
"How can you say, 'I love you,' " she told him, "when your heart is not with me? This is the third time you have mocked me and not told me what makes your strength so great!"
How happy is the man the LORD does not charge with sin, and in whose spirit is no deceit!
Then Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him and said about him, "Here is a true Israelite; no deceit is in him."
Love must be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good.
If a brother or sister is without clothes and lacks daily food,
and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well," but you don't give them what the body needs, what good is it?
By obedience to the truth, having purified yourselves for sincere love of the brothers, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,
Little children, we must not love in word or speech, but in deed and truth;
The whole building is being fitted together in Him and is growing into a holy sanctuary in the Lord,
I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily and take root like [the cedars of] Lebanon.
His new branches will spread, and his splendor will be like the olive tree, his fragrance, like [the forest of] Lebanon.
The people will return and live beneath his shade. They will grow grain and blossom like the vine. His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon.
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall.
Like newborn infants, desire the unadulterated spiritual milk, so that you may grow by it in [your] salvation,
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
And He put everything under His feet and appointed Him as head over everything for the church,
for the husband is head of the wife as also Christ is head of the church. He is the Savior of the body.
He is also the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He might come to have first place in everything.
For God was pleased [to have] all His fullness dwell in Him,