I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 (ESV)
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 (ESV)
He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30 (ESV)
8 “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” 9 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it. 10 This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers. 11 Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them. 12 Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. 1 Timothy 4:8-12 (NLT)
In word/speech: Language/Talk should always edify others in encouragement and uplifting conversations.
In conduct: Our entire demeanor, how we conduct ourselves should reflect a man of character and strong godly behavior.
In love: Our motive for doing things, “love when she’s being unlovable”, love when I don’t want to.
In faith: consistent walk, dependability, honesty, commitment, trustworthiness.
In purity: not only in our acts but have motives that are pure.
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)