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Since you are God's dear children, you must try to be like him.
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Be ye therefore followers of God, as most dear children:
Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another: merciful, forgiving one another, even as God hath forgiven you in Christ.
Leviticus 11:45 For I am the Lord, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that I might be your God.
Matthew 5:45,48 That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven, who maketh his sun to rise upon the good, and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust. . . .
Luke 6:35,36 But love ye your enemies: do good, and lend, hoping for nothing thereby: and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the sons of the Highest. For he is kind to the unthankful and to the evil. . . .
1 Peter 1:15,16 But according to him that hath called you, who is holy, be you also in all manner of conversation holy: . . .
1 John 4:11 My dearest, if God hath so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Jeremiah 31:20 Surely Ephraim is an honourable son to me, surely he is a tender child: for since I spoke of him, I will still remember him. Therefore are my bowels troubled for him: pitying I will pity him, saith the Lord.
Hosea 1:10 And the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, that is without measure, and shall not be numbered. And it shall be in the place where it shall be said to them: You are not my people: it shall be said to them: Ye are the sons of the living God.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name.
Colossians 3:12 Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, the bowels of mercy, benignity, humility, modesty, patience:
1 John 3:1,2 Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him. . . .
ContextImitators of God
1Be ye therefore followers of God, as most dear children: 2And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God for an odour of sweetness.…
Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
And be ye kind one to another: merciful, forgiving one another, even as God hath forgiven you in Christ.
That you may be blameless and sincere children of God, without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation: among whom you shine as lights in the world.
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