Below is a detailed list of New Testament scriptures that teach all would-be-Christians that they are to practice a life of OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S LAW (defined as “Love”), while under the Grace Offering of Jesus Christ, as their Lord and master.
There is no commentary provided in this study, since God’s testimony in The New Covenant speaks quite clearly for itself on this matter. He has left it up to us to take the time to study and to know HIS WORD – and to accept (receive) it with A Faith that works LOVE (obedience)– it is when we have committed to THIS, that GOD will truly open the eyes of the blind to SEE what true sanctification is all about in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:1-9 (KJV)
There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION to them which are IN CHRIST JESUS, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  For THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, CONDEMNED SIN IN THE FLESH:  THAT THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE LAW MIGHT BE FULFILLED IN US, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT.
 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.  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: FOR IT IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD, neither indeed can be.
 SO THEN THEY THAT ARE IN THE FLESH CANNOT PLEASE GOD.
 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.
* THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.
– “The Spirit of Life”:
Genesis 1:1 (KJV)
In the beginning GOD CREATED the heaven and the earth.
And THE LORD GOD FORMED man of the dust of the ground, AND BREATHED INTO HIS NOSTRILS THE BREATH OF LIFE; and man became a living soul.
Rev. 11:11 (KJV)
…And after three days and an half THE SPIRIT OF LIFE FROM GOD entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
– “The Law of The Spirit of Life”:
Exodus 20:1-17 (KJV)
And God spake all these words, saying,
 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;  And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:  But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
 Thou shalt not kill.
 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
 Thou shalt not steal.
 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
Romans 13:8-10 (KJV)
…for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: THEREFORE LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW.
1 John 5:3 (KJV)
For THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD, THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: and his commandments are not grievous.
Galatians 5:22-25 (KJV)
But THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS LOVE…
* THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.
…joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
 Meekness, temperance: AGAINST SUCH THERE IS NO LAW.
 And they that are Christ’s HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS AND LUSTS.
— “they that are Christ’s HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS AND LUSTS” —
Galatians 5:19-21 (NASB)
Now THE DEEDS OF THE FLESH are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,  idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,  envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you just as I have forewarned you that THOSE WHO PRACTICE SUCH THINGS SHALL NOT INHERIT the kingdom of God.
 If we live in the Spirit, LET US ALSO WALK IN The Spirit.
Col. 2:10-14 (KJV)
And YE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM, which is the head of all principality and power:
 IN WHOM also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, IN PUTTING OFF THE BODY OF THE SINS OF THE FLESH BY THE CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST:
1 John 3:4 (NASB)
Everyone WHO PRACTICES SIN also PRACTICES LAWLESSNESS; and SIN IS LAWLESSNESS.
Whosoever committeth SIN transgresseth also the law: for SIN IS THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW.
…IN PUTTING OFF THE BODY OF THE SINS OF THE FLESH BY THE CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST:
Acts 2:38 (KJV)
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 Ghost.
Acts 26:20 (KJV)
But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, THAT THEY SHOULD REPENT AND TURN TO GOD, AND DO WORKS MEET FOR REPENTANCE.
…IN PUTTING OFF THE BODY OF THE SINS OF THE FLESH BY THE CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST:  Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision OF YOUR FLESH, hath he quickened together WITH HIM, having FORGIVEN YOU ALL TRESPASSES;  Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Galatians 5… And they that are Christ’s HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS AND LUSTS.
James 1:21-25 (KJV)
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and RECEIVE with meekness THE ENGRAFTED WORD, which is able to save your souls.
“RECEIVE with meekness THE ENGRAFTED WORD”:
Hebrews 10:15-25 (KJV)
 THIS IS THE COVENANT that I will make with them after those days, saith The Lord, I will PUT MY LAWS INTO their hearts, and IN THEIR MINDS WILL I WRITE THEM;
2 Tim. 3:15 (KJV)
And that from a child thou hast known THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, WHICH ARE ABLE TO MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION THROUGH FAITH WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS.
Matthew 5:17-20 (NASB)
“DO NOT THINK that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I DID NOT COME TO ABOLISH, BUT TO FULFILL.
 “For truly I say to you, UNTIL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS AWAY, NOT THE SMALLEST LETTER OR STROKE SHALL PASS AWAY FROM THE LAW, until all is accomplished.
 “WHOEVER THEN ANNULS ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE COMMANDMENTS, and SO TEACHES OTHERS, SHALL BE CALLED LEAST in the kingdom of heaven; BUT WHOEVER KEEPS AND TEACHES THEM, HE SHALL BE CALLED GREAT IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.  “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.
… But BE YE DOERS OF THE WORD, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
 But whoso looketh into THE PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY, AND CONTINUETH THEREIN, he being NOT A FORGETFUL HEARER, BUT A DOER OF THE WORK, THIS man shall be blessed in his deed.
Hebrews 10:15-25 (KJV)
Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
 THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM after those days, saith the Lord, I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR HEARTS, AND IN THEIR MINDS WILL I WRITE THEM;
 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,  By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;  And having an high priest over the house of God;  Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Romans 13:8-11 (KJV)
…for HE THAT LOVETH ANOTHER HATH FULFILLED THE LAW.
 For THIS, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; AND IF THERE BE ANY OTHER COMMANDMENT, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
 LOVE WORKETH NO ILL TO his neighbour: THEREFORE LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW.
 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
1 John 5:2-3 (KJV)
BY THIS we know that we love the children of God, WHEN WE LOVE GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.
 For THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD, THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: and his commandments are not grievous.
Romans 8:39 (KJV)
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.
Galatians 5:5-10 (KJV)
For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
 FOR in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; BUT faith which worketh by love.
 Ye did run well; who did hinder you THAT YE SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH?…
John 17:17 (KJV)
Sanctify them through Thy truth: THY WORD IS TRUTH.
Psalm 119:160 (KJV)
Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
John 8:55 (NASB)
…but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I shall be a liar like you, but I do know Him, AND keep His word.
… Ye did run well; who did hinder you THAT YE SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH?…
2 Thes. 2:13-14 (KJV)
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit AND BELIEF OF THE TRUTH:  Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalm 119:142 (KJV)
THY righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and THY LAW IS THE TRUTH.
… Ye did run well; who did hinder you THAT YE SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH?
 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
Rev. 12:17 (NASB)
And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of HER OFFSPRING, WHO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD AND hold to the testimony of Jesus.
– Related TEXT Studies:
“Why The Church of Christ Keeps The Sabbath and Holy Days”
“Does The Law of God Apply to The Christian?”
“LOVE and SIN”
“Is The Word of God Really a Matter of How We Look At It?”
– Related AUDIO Studies:
“The Eternal Law of God and The New Covenant – part 1 of 2 (5-26-2001)”
“The Eternal Law of God and The New Covenant – part 2 of 2 (5-26-2001)”