-Jesus an example of Mark 1:35; Luke 2:49

-Required by God in seeking him 1 Chronicles 22: 1 9; Hebrews 11:6

-Obeying him Deuteronomy 6:17; 11:13

-Listening to him Isaiah 55:2

-Striving after perfection Philippians 3:13, 14

-Cultivating proper behaviors of a true Christian 2 Peter 1 :5

-Keeping the soul Deuteronomy 4:9

-Keeping the heart Proverbs 4:23

-Labors of love Hebrews 6: 10-12

-Following every good work 1 Timothy 3:10

-Guarding against defilement Hebrews 12:15

-Seeking to be found spotless 2 Peter 3:14

-Making our calling sure 2 Peter 1:10

-Self-examination Psalm 77:6

-Lawful business Proverbs 27:23; Ecclesiastes 9:10

-Preserving \”the faith\” through teaching 2 Timothy 4:2; Jude 1:3

-Instructing children Deuteronomy 6:7; 11:19

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-Discharging official duties Deuteronomy 19: 18

-Saints should abound in 2 Corinthians 8:7

-Required in the service of God John 9:4; Galatians 6:9

-Is not in vain 1 Corinthians 15:58

-Preserves from evil Exodus 15:26

-Leads to assured hope Hebrews 6:11

-God rewards Deuteronomy 11:14; Hebrews 11:6

-In temporal matters leads to favor Proverbs 1 1 :27

-Prosperity Proverbs 10:4; 13:4

-Honor Proverbs 12:24; 22:29

-FIGURATIVE Proverbs 6:6-8 .Exemplified .Ruth Ru 2: 17 .Hezekiah 2 Chronicles 31:21 .Nehemiah and

his helpers Nehemiah 4:6 .Psalmist Psalm 1 19:60 .Apostles Acts 5:42 Apollos Acts 18:25 .Titus 2

Corinthians 8:22 .Paul 1 Thessalomans 2:9 .Onesiphorus 2 Timothy 1:17