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VerseD: Psalm 119:11

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 119:11, ESV

This goes beyond memorizing Scripture.

We read, study, and share the Word of God that the Word of God (Jesus) dwells more deeply in and through us.

VerseD: Galatians 5:1

For freedom, Christ set us free. Stand firm then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:1, CSB

Sin binds us and drives us into the ground (figuratively and literally, to death).

Christ has freed us by His blood from this, to be able to freely choose to love Him.

VerseD: Hebrews 12:14

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
Hebrews 12:14, ESV

We should neither be contentious nor rude. However, we seek truth and to share truth. The Truth is Christ, through whom we have salvation, and He offends those set on sin.

VerseD: Exodus 20:16

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
Exodus 20:16, CSB

Lying about or to someone, failing to defend someone, and falsely reassuring someone (such as saying to a non-Christian everything will be okay …) is slapping the image of God within them in the face.

Lying to a person is attempting to lie to the God of Truth.

VerseD: Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a difficult time.
Proverbs 17:17, CSB

Christ again is our example: be a friend to all people, loving through all areas of life; be a brother to all, especially other Christians, sacrificing of yourself in times of need.

VerseD: Luke 6:36

Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
Luke 6:36, ESV

Just as God showed us mercy for all the ways we sin against Him, remember that people are messed up and mess up all the time, and show them mercy and grace. You would like them to do it for you.

VerseD: Hebrews 12:11

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Hebrews 12:11, ESV

When circumstances are tough, it is probably not punishment so much as a time to learn and grow. Your sin (even someone else’s) may lead to it, but use the time to grow closer to God.