25No more lying, then! Each of you must tell the truth to the other believer, because we are all members together in the body of Christ. 26If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin, and do not stay angry all day. 27Don't give the Devil a chance.28If you used to rob, you must stop robbing and start working, in order to earn an honest living for yourself and to be able to help the poor.29Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you.30And do not make God's Holy Spirit sad; for the Spirit is God's mark of ownership on you, a guarantee that the Day will come when God will set you free.31Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort.32Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ.
1Since you are God's dear children, you must try to be like him.2Your life must be controlled by love, just as Christ loved us and gave his life for us as a sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice that pleases God.