1st John 2:3-6
1st John 2:3-6 “We know that we have come to know Him if we obey his commands. The man who says, I know Him, but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys His word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in Him: Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.”
Christ’s example that we are to follow is His complete obedience to God and His service to others. John says the way we act can give us assurance that we belong to Christ.
If our search in religion is fellowship with God and if as Augustine wrote we are restless until we rest in God, then the people who are trying to find God or understand God through their intellect are missing the boat. Any intellectual effort has to be combined with moral action.