Believing, fearing, loving, following, obeying and rejoicing in God (Mar. 11:22; Ecc. 12:13; I Pet 2117; Deu. 6:5; Eph. 5:1; Luke 1:6; Ps. 33:1). Believing in, loving, obeying, rejoicing in, and following the example of Christ (John 6:29; John 21:15; John 14:21; Phil. 3:1; Phil. 4:4). Walking and living soberly, righteously and godly, honestly, worthy of the Lord God, in the Spirit, in newness of life, worthy of our vocation as children of light (Tit. 2:12; I Thess. 4:12; I Thess. 2:12; Col. 1:10; Gal. 5:25; Rom. 64; Eph. 4:1; Eph. 5:8). Then, when we are striving for the faith, putting away all sin, abstaining from all appearance of evil, perfecting holiness, hating defilement, following after that which is good, overcoming the world, adorning the Gospel (Phil. 1:27; 1 Cor. 5:7; I Thess. 5:22; Matt 5:48; Jude 23; Phil. 4:8; I John 5:4, 5; Matt. 5:16; Tit. 2:10), we will show a good example, by abounding in the work of the Lord, shunning the wicked, controlling the body, subduing the temper and living peaceably with all men (I Cor. 15:58; Ps. 1:1; I Cor. 9:27; Eph. 4:26; Rom. 12:18; Heb. 12:14). Then, too, we will attain the Christ-like ability to sub- , mit to injuries and forgive them (Matt. 5:39-41; I Cor. 6:7; Matt. 6:14; Rom. 12:20) and by visiting the afflicted, sympathizing with others, submitting to authorities, being liberal to and honoring others, being contented and by doing as we would be done by (Matt. 25:36; Gal. 6:2; Rom. 12:10; Acts 20:35; Rom. 13:1-7; Phil. 4:11; Heb. 13:5); attain blessedness (Ps. 1:1-3; Matt. 5:3-12; John 15:10).