Romans 12:9-14 (NKJV) 9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

And obedient child of God does not pat another believer on the back then talk behind his or her back. For it will nullify the praises that he or she said earlier. In actuality he or she did not mean a single word of praise, for his or her heart is deceitful. The love of an obedient child of God is without hypocrisy. For a heart without hypocrisy hates that which is evil. An obedient child of God stands up for the truth and that which is honorable. An obedient child of God is identified with good things rather than shady or questionable practices. An obedient child of God has a code of honor, is aglow with the Holy Spirit of God, and has a zeal for the things of God. An obedient child of God is kind and affectionate to other brothers and sisters in Christ. For greater is the connection with Christ than the connection by kinship. An obedient child of God is not lazy or lackadaisical with the Word of God, he or she is active in studying God’s Word and applying God’s Word to his or her life. An obedient child of God is enthusiastically under the control of the Holy Spirit of God, and so rejoices in hope. An obedient child of God is a man or woman of prayer. An obedient child of God shares the necessities of life with fellow believers who are in need. An obedient child of God extends hospitality to other believers who longs for Christian fellowship. An obedient child of God does not persecute other believers, but if other believers wrongly persecutes him or her then he or she does not retaliate rather blesses those who persecutes him or her. My friend, these are all good standards to live by for a true child of God.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.