Those who are truly of the Lord, follow and obey Him, watch closely to how they live, and seek to walk in His Spirit that they may obey His will and do as the Father commands. They are to be commended. They will be honored by the Lord. They will be exalted by Him with the beauty of the blazing sun in glory like Jesus shines with glory.
And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. Daniel 12:3
They are the ones who listen to the words of the wise, hunger and thirst for righteousness and the Word of God, and are keen to listen and obey the Holy Spirit’s instruction.
They search themselves daily as looking in the mirror of their soul to see if there is any wrongful behavior or sin. They will repent, turning away from all evil for the Holy Spirit who lives in them will not allow them to remain in sin, and they will turn toward the Lord for Him to cleanse them pure as snow.
“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be eaten by the sword; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” Isaiah 1:18-20
They do not walk in the ways of the Religious of this world. The ways of men and women set in the traditions and ways that have been established by men, not approved by God. But they seek God and His face always. And if there’s something they find that displeased the Lord they forsake it.
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! Psalm 139:23-24
Always inspect your motivations in righteousness according to His will and not your own. Do those things that are truly pure and right in the sight of your God. Help and do not refuse those who are in need, those who can not help themselves. It is clear who they are: the widow, single mothers left all alone, orphans, homeless, and especially the unborn!
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27
Look intently into the mirror of God’s Holy Word. Listen to the voice of His Holy Spirit and live for Jesus Christ with everything that is in you, with all purity and holiness, that you may be honored and revered in the sight of God Almighty. He will reward His faithful servants, they will do as He commands, they will shine like the sun, and they will never be put to shame.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:22-27