Romans 14: 18. For he that in these things ( V. 17. Righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost ) serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. (not by men–Acts 2:22).
2Corinthians 8: 21. Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men ( Rom. 12: 17 ).
Philippians 4:8. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are two, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lonely, whatsoever are of good report; it there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things.
1Peter 2: 12. Having your conversation ( means whole lifestyle) honest among the Gentiles:that; whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may be your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation ( Matt. 5: 16 )
Philippines 2: 15. That ye may be blameless and harmless ( sincere ), the sons of God, without rebuke, in the misdt of a crooked and pervers nation ( the unjust – Mat 5: 45 ), among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
V.16. ‘ Holding forth the word of life; . . .’
Galations 5: 1. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangle again with the yoke of bondage.
Romans 6: 18. Being then made free from sin ( Heb. 2:14, 15 ), ye become the servants of righteousness ( Rom. 14: 17 )
1Peter 2: 16. ( 15 ) – For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men. – As free, and not using ( having ) your liberty a cloak maliciousness, but as servants of God.
Amos 5: 24. But let judgement run as waters, and let righteousness as a mighty stream ( John 7: 38 ).
Hosea 6: 6. For I desired mercy, and sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offering ( Eph. 1: 17 ).
Matthew 9: 13. But go ye and learned what the meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice: fot I am not come to call the righteousness, but sinners to repentance ( Mat. 23: 23; Mat. 12: ).
Micah 6: 6-8. Wherewith will I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? Shall I come before him with burnt offering, with calves of a year old?
V. 7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil ( Job 29: 6 )? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgressions, the fruit of my body ( belly ) for the sin of my soul?
V. 8. He hath showed thee, O man, what is good: and what doeth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly , and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God.
Isaiah 1:11. To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of (had enough ) the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts: and I delight not the blood of bullocks, or of lambs , or of he goats.
1 Samuel 15:22. And Samuel said , Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrificed, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams (Ps 50:9 )
Deuteronomy 10:12. And now, Israel , what doth the Lord require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God , to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and all thy soul,
Deutronomy 6:13. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God and to serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
Deuteronomy 5:33. Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.(V.32. 17:20:28:1-14: John 1:7:
Prov.4:27:Jer, 7:23:Deut. 4:40.)
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Isaiah 53:11… by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many…
But let him that glorieth, glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgement, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these thing I delight, saith the LORD ( 1 Cor.1:31:2Cor.10;17).
V.25. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will punish all them that are circumcised with the uncircumcised:
Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage?
He retaineth not his anger forever, because he delighteth in mercy (Mic. 4:7)
He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us: he will subdueour iniquities: and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old
To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant.
He is the LORD our God: his Judgement are in all the earth.
He hath remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.
Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac: and confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: