5932 response

5932 response

People are to respond to God in obedience, worship and repentance and in love for others. Lack of response from others can be a sign of death, disobedience and defiance.

The response of people to God

Obedience and love for others Ex 24:3; 1Jn 4:11 See also Ex 19:8; Ex 24:7; 1Ch 29:6-9; Ro 15:7; Gal 2:2; Php 2:1-4; 1Jn 2:3-6; 1Jn 3:16-17

Worship Ne 8:6; Ro 12:1 See also Ne 12:24; Da 4:34-37

Repentance 2Ki 22:18-20 pp 2Ch 34:26-28; Ac 2:37-38

Response to the preaching of the gospel Ac 16:14 See also Ac 16:31-34; 1Co 15:1-2; Eph 1:13; Col 1:6; 1Th 2:13

Inappropriate responses 2Ch 32:24-25 See also Da 4:24-32; Ro 1:21-23

The response of God to people

God responds to those who seek him in prayer Ps 102:17 See also Ps 3:4; Ps 40:1-3; Isa 19:22; Da 10:12; Mt 7:7-11 pp Lk 11:9-13; Lk 11:5-8; Jn 14:13-14; Jn 15:7; Jn 16:24

Sometimes God appears not to respond to prayer Job 19:7; Ps 10:1; Ps 13:1-2; Ps 22:1-2; Ps 42:9-10; Isa 1:15; Isa 59:1-2

False gods do not respond to people

1Ki 18:26-29 See also Dt 4:28; Isa 44:18; Jer 10:5

The response of people to others

Believers should respond to others in kindness and forgiveness Eph 4:32 See also Ge 50:15,21; Mt 5:38-42 pp Lk 6:29-30

Harsh or aggressive responses 2Sa 19:43; Ro 12:19-21

Lack of response

As an indication of death 1Sa 4:20; 2Ki 4:31

As a sign of disobedience Jer 7:27-29 See also Pr 29:19; Jer 2:30; Jer 17:23; Jer 32:33

As a sign of defiance 2Ki 18:36 pp Isa 36:21

From not knowing what to say Job 32:15-16; Job 40:3-5; Mt 22:46; Lk 20:26

Jesus Christ made no response at his trial

Mt 27:14 pp Mk 15:5; Mk 14:61; 1Pe 2:22-23; Isa 53:9

See also

1445revelation, responses
2369Christ, responses to
2426gospel, responses
5950silence
6732repentance
8020faith
8131guidance, results
8291kindness
8453obedience
8604prayer, response to God
8614prayer, answers
8622worship

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