John 14:23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.'
Describes the Character of somebody who is a Member of the Body of Christ Jesus the Lord.
Someone who is a lover of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is truly born-again of the spirit of God and has the Lord Jesus and his Father making their home with them.
This born-again person is:
Attentive to Christ's voice
Blameless and harmless
Isaiah 66:2 Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?" declares the LORD. "This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.
Acts 22:12 "A man named Ananias came to see me. He was a devout observer of the law and highly respected by all the Jews living there.
Acts 10:2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.
John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
2 Peter 2:9 if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgement, while continuing their punishment.
Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
1 Peter 5:5 Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
Hungering after righteousness
Habakkuk 2:4 "See, he is puffed up; his desires are not upright-- but the righteous will live by his faith --
Luke 2:25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
Led by the Spirit
2 Corinthians 9:13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.
1 Thessalonians 4:9 Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other.
Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
1 Peter 1:14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.
Poor in spirit
Pure in heart
1 John 3:3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.
Luke 1:6 Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commandments and regulations blamelessly.
2 Corinthians 2:17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God.
Colossians 2:5 For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how orderly you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.
Taught of God
1 John 2:27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit--just as it has taught you, remain in him.
Psalms 15:2 He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart
Zealous of good works
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