Repeated exhortations in the New Testament to increase our blessings by obedience:
14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
7 Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.
21 Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.
37 Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them.
38 And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.
23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”
10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
11 These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
1 Corinthians 7
19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.
6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love.
1 John 3
24 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
1 John 5
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
3 Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yes, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
35 I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
25 You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, “And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
26 To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.
17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.
28 But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.
1 Timothy 4
8 Godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.
2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise:
3 That it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.
1 Timothy 6
6 But Godliness with contentment is great gain.
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that works good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile.
Plus all references to “good works”:
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, make yourself God.
36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will you then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and you shall have praise of the same.
2 Corinthians 9
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.
28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs.
10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.
2 Thessalonians 2
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
1 Timothy 2
10 But (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works.
1 Timothy 3
1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.
1 Timothy 5
10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints’ feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
1 Timothy 5
25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
1 Timothy 6
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate.
2 Timothy 2
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
2 Timothy 3
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
7 In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity.
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work.
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.
21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
1 Peter 2
12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Other articles by Frank Zimmerman:
- The Gospel in Revelation
- The Thieves on the Cross
- The Sabbath as a Sign
- Am I a Seventh-day Adventist?
- Modern Day Phariseeism
- Psalm 75 and God’s Character
- Perfection is Freedom
- Clean and Unclean
- God is in Control
- But Jesus Ate Fish!
- Thoughts on God’s Rulership
- Man’s Pride – Tall Buildings
- Foreknowledge and Election
- Prophecies of Christ’s First Advent
- Christian Persecution in Iran