THE RIGHTEOUS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD
Some KEY verses first:
WHAT IS RIGHTEOUSNESS?
Answer: Pslam 119:172, "…ALL THEY COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS."
WHAT IS SIN?
Answer: 1 John 3:4, "SIN IS THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW" (see also James 2: 10-12 and Romans 7: 7)
WHAT IS THE LOVE OF GOD?
Answer: 1 John 5: 3, "FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, AND HIS COMMANDMENT ARE NOT GRIEVOUS."
FROM "NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE"
DESCRIBED: Ex. 33:16. For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? So shall we be separated, and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
1 Sam. 13:14. But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.
Ezra 10-.3: Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God.
Psa. 1:1. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psa. 4:3. But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself.
Psa. 15:1. Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? 2. He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. 3. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. 4. In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. 5. He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent.
Psa. 24: 3. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? 4. He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Psa. 37:26. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed. 30. The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. 31. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
Psa. 64:10. The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
Psa. 84:7. They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
Psa. 87:5. Of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her. 6. The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there.
Psa. 112:1. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. 2. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. 3. Wealth and riches shall he in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. 4. Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion and righteous. 5. A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. 6. Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. 7. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. 8. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. 9. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. 10. The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
Psa. 119:1. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord., Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
PSALM 119 IS LOADED WITH THE ATTITUDE OF THE RIGHTEOUS, THEY SERVE AND OBEY THE LAWS, COMMANDMENTS, STATUTES, PRECEPTS, AND JUDGMENTS OF GOD - Keith Hunt
Prov. 2:9. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. 10. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; 11. Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: 12. To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things.
Prov. 4:18. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Prov. 13:5. A righteous mam hateth lying.
Prov. 25:26. A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.
Isa. 33:15. He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; 16. He shall dwell on high; his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
Isa. 51:1. Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord.
Isa. 54:13. And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord.; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
Isa. 60:21. Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
Isa. 62:12. And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
Isa. 63:8. For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
Jer. 31:12. Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the Lord, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden ; and they shall not sorrow any more at all. 13. Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance,, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow. 14. And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord.
33. After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord : for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord : for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Ezek. 18:5. But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, 6; And hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither hath defiled his neighbour's wife, neither hath come near to a menstrilous woman, 7. And hath not oppressed any; but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment; 8. He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man, 9. Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord God.
Ezek. 44:9. Thus saith the Lord God; No| stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor un-circumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
Zech. 3:2. The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand I plucked out of the fire? 7. Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by. 8. Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that, sit before thee: for they are men wondered at.
Matt. 5:3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of heaven. 4. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5. Blessed are the meek: for I they shall inherit the earth. 6. Blessed are I they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 7. Blessed I are the merciful: for they shall obtain I mercy. 8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 10. Blessed are they which I are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven. 13. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it bel salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matt. 7:16. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17. Even so every good tree I bringeth forth good fruit;, but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall knowl them. 24. Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock. 26. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish, man, which built his house upon the sand: 27, And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Matt. 12:50. For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and. sister,, and mother.
Matt. 13:53. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and, understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 38. The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one.
Luke 6:45.; A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good;.. . . for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Lukel8:16. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 17. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. Matt. 19:14; Mark.,10:14,15.
John 3:21. He that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
John 8:31. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed oh him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my; disciples indeed; 32. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 39. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 42. If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; 47. He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
John 10:4. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 27. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they, follow me.
John 13:35. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
John 15:14. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Acts 2:38. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 47: The Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Acts 8:36. The eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 37. And Philip said, If thou believes with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe, that Jesus Christ, is the Son of God.
7 Acts 10:47. Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
Acts 11:23. Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. 24. For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much, people was added unto the Lord.
Rom. 6:1. What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2. God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3. Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7. For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9. Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 14. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 15. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 17. But God, be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.18. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 19.I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. 20; For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 21. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Rom. 8:5. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the. Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 9. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now. if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 14. As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption [sonship] whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. 29. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36. As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus ourLord.
Rom. 16:19. For your obedience is come abroad unto all mew. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good; and simple concerning evil.
1 Cor. 1:2. Them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in everyplace call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their's and ours. 26. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. 30. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.
1 Cor. 6:9. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. 10. Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Cor. 15:48. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
2 Cor. 1:12. For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation [conduct] in the world, and more abundantly to you ward.
2 Cor. 4:1. Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not. 2. But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
2 Cor. 5:17. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 21. For he hath made him to he sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Gal.5:22. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26. Let us not be desirous of vain glorv, provoking one another, envying one another.
Eph. 1:1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus. 4. According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. 5. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his
Eph. 2:1. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins. 4. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us. 5. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6. And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. 10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. 13. But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us. 19. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone. 21. In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22. In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Eph. 3:17. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love. 18. May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height. 19. And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Eph. 4:13. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14. That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15. But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16. From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. 22. That ye put off concerning the former conversation [conduct] the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts. 23. And be renewed in the spirit of your mind. 24. And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. 25. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. 26. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath. 27. Neither give place to the devil. 28. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. 29. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use, of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice. 32. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Eph. 5:8. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.
Phil. 2:15. That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
Phil. 3:3. For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.. 7. But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9. And be found in him, hot having mine own righteousness, which is of the law; but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10. That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death. 11. If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Phil. 4:8. Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Col. 1:9. For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10. That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11. Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness; 12. Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. 13. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.
Col. 2:7. Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Col. 3:3. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
1 Thess. 1:3. Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father.
1 Thess. 5:4. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
Tim: 2:19. Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 21. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work. 22. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 24. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25. In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves.
Philem. 5. Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints. 6. That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
Heb. 3:1. Holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling. 6. But Christ . . . whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
1 Pet. 2:5. Ye also, as lively stones; are built-up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 9. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10. Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
1 Pet. 4:1. Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2. That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
2 Pet. 1:1. Simon Peter, a servant and and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us, through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.
1 John 2:3. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 5. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even, as he walked. 12. I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. 13. I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. 14. I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have I known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. 15. Love not the world, neither the I thing in the world.
1 John 3:2. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall | appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 6. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not. 7. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 9. Who soever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he can not sin, because he is born of God. (Read these verses in the Amplified Bible to get the tense John was writing in - Keith Hunt) 14. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren; He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 18. My little children, let us not love in word [only] neither in tongue [only]; but in deed and in truth. 19. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
1 John 4:7. Beloved, let us love one an other: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1 John 5:1. Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
2 John 9. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
Rev. 14:4. These are they which were not denied with women [spiritual defilment] for they are virgins [spiritually pure]. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
NOW YOU CAN DO THE SAME KIND OF THING WITH NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE UNDER "COMMANDMENTS" - I WILL BRING YOU ALL THAT DURING THIS FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD. JUST A SIMPLE READING OF THE BIBLE; FINDING ALL THE VERSES ON THAT TOPIC AS NAVE DOES SO VERY WELL - A BOOK I RECOMMEND ALL CHRISTIANS HAVE IN THEIR HOME LIBRARY. THE BASIC TRUTHS OF SALVATION ARE EASY TO READ AND UNDERSTAND. YOU CAN FIND THEM ALL SUCH AS: GRACE; MERCY, FORGIVENESS, REPENTANCE, FAITH, SANCTIFICATION, RIGHTEOUSNESS, COMMANDMENTS - ALL WRITTEN OUT FOR YOU FROM OLD TO NEW TESTAMENT IN NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE.
AS PAUL ONCE SAID, "THE SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS."
WE SHOULD BE SEEING, THOUGH YOU CANNOT EARN SALVATION BY WORKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS; THE CHILD OF GOD, THE TRUE CHILD OF GOD, HAS A MIND-SET THAT IS WILLING TO SET HIS DAILY LIFE, IN WORD AND CONDUCT AND THOUGHTS, THAT ARE IN TUNE WITH THE HOLY RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD.
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ARTICLE STUDIES I'VE EVER WRITTEN WHICH IS ON MY WEBSITE (keithhunt.com), IS CALLED "SAVED BY GRACE" - MAKE SURE YOU STUDY IT; THE TRUE WAY TO BE SAVED INTO ETERNAL LIFE IS EXPOUNDED IN SIMPLE UNDERSTANDABLE TERMS.
THERE WILL BE A PART TWO OF THIS STUDY COMING SOON DURING THIS SPRING FEAST.