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10/18/2015 ~ Walk in Life


Darkness holds no perception.
He calls for us to walk in the light of His ways.


"You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear Him, and keep
His commandments and obey His voice, ..." ~ Deuteronomy 13:4


We should humble our hearts in face of His serving truths.

... Who gives breath to the people on it,
And spirit to those who walk on it: ~ Isaiah 42:5


Spirit is given of God to all who live.

"'I am the LORD your God: Walk in My statutes,
keep My judgments, and do them;'" ~ Ezekiel 20:19


God wants us to walk and live by His call to be.

... To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
They have all turned aside, ... ~ Psalms 14:2-3


... did not walk in his ways; they turned aside after dishonest gain,
took bribes, and perverted justice. ~ 1st Samuel 8:3


Most have not pursued His called for decency
rather selfishly oppressing the would be innocent.


So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart,
To walk in their own counsels. ~ Psalm 81:12


Not to be submissive to God
inspires arrogant disobedient hearts.


"... when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness."
~ Luke 11:34


They do not know, nor do they understand;
They walk about in darkness; ... ~ Psalm 82:5


Confusion has no calm.

If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?
~ Psalm 11:3


The wicked prowl on every side, When vileness
is exalted among the sons of men. ~ Psalm 12:8


"... Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only
themselves by their righteousness," says the Lord GOD."
~ Ezekiel 14:13-14


We are all in a lionís den where only righteousness
will save us from the raging jaws of death.


Salvation is far from the wicked,
For they do not seek Your statutes. ~ Psalm 119:155


The wicked will be left behind to the fate of their own making.

The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, ...
~ Proverbs 14:14


For those without self-control, who show no mercy,
in the womb of festering anger, their pit develops.


... No man repented of his wickedness, Saying, 'What have I done?'
Everyone turned to his own course, ... ~ Jeremiah 8:6


The way of the wicked is like darkness;
They do not know what makes them stumble. ~ Proverbs 4:19


... grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; ...
~ Jude 1:16


The wicked see not any errors of character and as a ravenous
beast unrepentantly devours itís pray, they care for only self.


... especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust
of uncleanness and despise authority. ... ~ 2nd Peter 2:10


Walking in their own supremacy, there are
those only interested in self over all others.


Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever
a man sows, that he will also reap. ... ~ Galatians 6:7-8


Our walk in life determines our eternal destiny.
The color of a soul reflects the deeds done in the flesh.


Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name. ~ Psalm 86:11


To obtain God one has to want God.

A man's heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
~ Proverbs 16:9


"... God made man upright,
But they have sought out many schemes." ~ Ecclesiastes 7:29


The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, ...
~ Psalm 37:23


There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death. ~ Proverbs 16:25


The heart remains free to choose
and if godly pursuits guide one, direction is made available
by His word; it is given to all to know.


... It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.
~ Jeremiah 10:23


Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
~ Psalm 119:105


It is the Word of God that directs us to see truth over darkness.

Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her,
for she is your life. ... ~ Proverbs 4:13-15


He instructs us to know His word
and to avoid clear evil pursuits.


To Walk prudently in His presence

Walk prudently when you go to the house of God;
and draw near to hear ... ~ Ecclesiastes 5:1


We are all in Godís house, His creation.
At what point should we not be reverent?
Ignorance can be a choice denying a higher purpose.


... Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you,
To deliver you from the way of evil, ... ~ Proverbs 2:10-13


It is Godís word that deepens the soul
to know developing in powers of wisdom.


Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; For You are with me; ... ~ Psalm 23:4


Fear stands alone in despair if one
does not choose God to lift a heart in hope.


... Have You not kept my feet from falling, That I may walk
before God In the light of the living? ~ Psalm 56:13


God will help each yearning heart calling for His care.

... They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your countenance.
~ Psalm 89:15


I will walk before the LORD In the land of the living. ~ Psalm 116:9

Part of living is knowing life in God.

... Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, ...
~ Psalm 143:8


One has to call out for God
if insights in His truth are to be had.


... To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? ~ Micah 6:8

To Walk humbly with God

Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? ~ Amos 3:3

God is plain in His word and
only accepting hearts will be found in Him.


... We have turned, every one, to his own way; And
the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. ~ Isaiah 53:6


None of us cognitive can claim innocence
as all have pierced God in sin against His ways.


... Walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes;
But know that for all these God will bring you into judgment. ...
~ Ecclesiastes 11:9


Youth in its exuberance may be oblivious to His call tumbling
into life. His will is for souls to pursue knowledge in Him
avoiding the condemning judgments to come.


"I will put My Spirit within you and cause you
to walk in My statutes,..." ~ Ezekiel 36:27


His Spirit of truth can enter into all sincere believing hearts.

... "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall
not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." ~ John 8:12


The inner light Jesus offers frees us
from the worlds avalanche of darkness.


For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.
Walk as children of light ~ Ephesians 5:8-10


Coming into the light of Jesus is a call
to know of His truths and to respond accordingly.
Seeking His way is a way of life.


To Walk in newness of life

... so we also should walk in newness of life. ~ Romans 6:4

Certainly repeated, it is a call to put off those withering
things causing the darkness, denying hope in Him.


... of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your
members as slaves of righteousness for holiness. ~ Romans 6:19


It is a voluntary choice what one decides to pursue.
A righteous life sanctifies one in the presence of God.


Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and
drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, ... ~ Romans 13:13


His call is clear to walk with an upright heart
seeing Him soberly in joyful praise.


... you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk,
in the futility of their mind, ... ~ Ephesians 4:17


Purpose in God brings us to the steps of His holiness.

And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us
and given Himself for us, ... ~ Ephesians 5:2


To Walk in love

Love is not just the key, it is the lock
that opens the door to eternity.


See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, ...
~ Ephesians 5:15


Diligent hearts obtain cautious wisdom
while fools sporadically think.


... created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared
beforehand that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:10


To care and to hold love as the most precious
is the purpose of life.


... that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him,
being fruitful in every good work ... ~ Colossians 1:10


To Walk worthy of the Lord

To remain in God, one must pursue God.

... abound more and more, just as you received from us how
you ought to walk and to please God; ~ 1st Thessalonians 4:1


Mature spiritual souls find joy in wanting
to please God in pursuit of His ways.


To Walk in the Spirit

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall
not fulfill the lust of the flesh. ~ Galatians 5:16


To Walk by faith

For we walk by faith, not by sight. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:7

The flesh, left to itself, decays, while Spirit
lifts a soul well past all the earth could ever offer.


If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. ~ Galatians 5:25

As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord,
so walk in Him, ... ~ Colossians 2:6-7


To remain in God is to never leave Him.

... that you would walk worthy of God who calls you
into His own kingdom and glory. ~ 1st Thessalonians 2:12


Godís call to His eternal Kingdom is reserved
for those that walk worthy pursuing His holy truths.


... testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth.
~ 3rd John 1:3


To Walk in the truth

It is a call to walk in truth.

... "Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go." ~ Matthew 8:19

"And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me
is not worthy of Me." ~ Matthew 10:38


... "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow Me." ~ Matthew 16:24


And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom
the way of truth will be blasphemed. ~ 2nd Peter 2:2


Excuses for lacking to pursue His truth does not pardon one
from a lack of commitment, and it is each oneís responsibility
to sacrifice for Him and others. It is called thankful love and
to rather show contemptuous hate forces showers in the lie,
and this is what holds souls in bondage.


Walk with wisdom toward those who are outside,
redeeming the time. ~ Colossians 4:5


To Walk in wisdom

Increasing in knowledge daily is His call
for us to become sure in Him.


If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in
darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. ~ 1st John 1:6


Hypocrites will find no reprieve without a honest heart
struggling to achieve a closer reach to His ways.


But if we walk in the light as He is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another, ... ~ 1st John 1:7


In pursuit of Him, He shields us
as we grow with like minded Christians.


For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you
even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
~ Philippians 3:18


Many prefer anger and hate while they live
condemning any goodness that could be found in Him.


This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. ...
~ 2nd John 1:6


To Walk after His commandments

His example shows us the steps we need to take.


... an example, that you should follow His steps: ... ~ 1st Peter 2:21

Remember, in the grand scheme of His will,
ours is but a moment in the flesh revealing character,
to endure under God over being superior to Him.


"... Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments,
lest he walk naked and they see his shame." ~ Revelation 16:15


Each will meet the shock of judgment.

Will you embrace His will to submit and obey?


... Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you;
he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going."
~ John 12:35


~ It is a matter of life in the light.  
There is no shelter in darkness.


● To Walk by faith
● To Walk in the Spirit
● To Walk humbly with God
● To Walk worthy of the Lord
● To Walk after His commandments
● To Walk prudently in His presence  
● To Walk in newness of life
● To Walk in the truth
● To Walk in wisdom
● To Walk in love

Righteousness in life is had by those who
release from earthly bondage; trusting in the
musings of the higher ideals given of God.
He calls for us to walk in His ways.



 

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