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Do the Will of the Lord
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Scriptural references for:
Do the Will of the Lord

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Do the will of the Lord in all that you do and you will be well pleasing in the Eyes of the Lord.
1Pe 3:12
For the eyes of the Lord [are] over the righteous, and his ears [are open] unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord [is] against them that do evil.

The will of the Lord is to obey His commandments, the words of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.
Luk 6:46-48
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

The will of the Lord is to abound in all of the Spiritual fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith and temperance.
Jhn 15:7-8
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
Gal 5:23-24
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

The will of the Lord is to obey the law and the prophets as summed up by the two great commandments of Jesus Christ; to love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, strength and soul; to abound with love for all people, including your enemies.
Mat 22:37-40
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Brethren, do not think that it is easy to do the will of the Lord?
Mat 13:44-46
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Spiritual greatness is achieved by doing the will of the Lord.
Mat 5:19
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.