3/29/2009 ~ Daily Living In Christ
The Preacher sought to find acceptable words; and what was written
was upright-words of truth. ... ~ Ecclesiastes 12:10-11
Living for Christ is something one must seek after in His word daily.
There would be those consumed by earthly desires ...
... caring less for or ignoring the principle of God.
"... You shall speak My words to them, whether they hear
or whether they refuse, for they are rebellious." ~ Ezekiel 2:3-7
It should be the word of God we honor.
~ A faithful life in Him is a daily affair.
... it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; ... ~ Galatians 2:20
By faith we live in the faith of the whole Gospel.
... Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example,
that you should follow His steps: ... ~ 1st Peter 2:21
Christ is the teacher and we are the students.
He gives to us through fellow men.
Many study Jesusí Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 5,6, and 7.
It is from these words that the principles of the Kingdom
are, and were being, established.
"... whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them,
for this is the Law and the Prophets." ~ Matthew 7:12
SUMMERY OF THE GOSPEL
... "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul,
and with all your mind. ... You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ..."
~ Matthew 22:36-40
"Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. ..." ~ Matthew 5:7-9
"... Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants
to borrow from you do not turn away." ~ Matthew 5:38-42
"... if you do not forgive men their trespasses,
neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ~ Matthew 6:14-15
"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
... do not worry about tomorrow, ..." ~ Matthew 6:33-34
"... with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the
measure you use, it will be measured back to you. ..." ~ Matthew 7:1-5
Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love,
as Christ also has loved us ... ~ Ephesians 5:1-2
~ Words to CHALLENGE all of us ~
Christ and GOD teach us how to direct our lives ...
And the inspired words from the Apostle Paul.
... The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me,
these do, and the God of peace will be with you. ~ Philippians 4:8-9
Consider Paulís devotion to honor God with his life.
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good
for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, ... ~ Ephesians 4:29-32
... Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. ~ Galatians 6:1-2
We should restore one another back to God and not condemn.
... he who turns a sinner from error of his way will save a soul from death ...
~ James 5:19-20
... aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work
with your own hands, as we commanded you, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 4:11
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer,
or as a busybody in other people's matters. ~ 1st Peter 4:15
Instructions and recommendations are written to fill us.
... Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see
the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any
root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;
... ~ Hebrews 12:12-16
We need to keep our mind on the goal.
The Holy Spirit has given His warnings through the word.
To go to heaven it takes all oneís strength to abide in His word.
Is this the life you want?
... teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live
soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed
hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ, ...
~ Titus 2:11-14
One day without Christ is a life without Christ.
We need to pray for one another
to be successful in the Word.
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