CHRISTIAN LIVING

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Key Verse

  • But I say, walk habitually in the [Holy] Spirit [seek Him and be responsive to His guidance], and then you will certainly not carry out the desire of the sinful nature [which responds impulsively without regard for God and His precepts]. Galatians 5:16 AMP

SubTopics

1. Being Debt Free

2. Not Lying

  • Therefore, putting away lying, “ Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another. Ephesians 4:25 NKJV

3. Taking only Firm Steps

1. Avoid travelling late

  • But the man would not stay that night; so he rose up and departed and came opposite to Jebus, which is Jerusalem. Judges 19:10 AMPC (Read full account: Judges 19 BSB)

2. Avoid travelling alone

  • Now Dinah daughter of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob, went out [unattended] to see the girls of the place. Genesis 34:1 AMPC (Read full account: Genesis 34 BSB)

3. Helping Others

  • I rescued the poor who cried out and the fatherless who had no helper. The dying man blessed me, and I made the widow’s heart sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; justice was my robe and my turban. I served as eyes to the blind and as feet to the lame. I was a father to the needy, and I took up the case of the stranger. I shattered the fangs of the unjust and snatched the prey from his teeth. Job 29:12-17 BSB

4. Hold Firm to Truths

  • For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every violation and act of disobedience received a just punishment, how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvationHebrews 2:1-3 NASB
  • Thy word have I laid up in my heart, That I might not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11 ASV
Other versions
 
  • For this reason [that is, because of God’s final revelation in His Son
    Jesus and because of Jesus’ superiority to the angels] we must pay much
    closer attention than ever to the things that we have heard, so that we
    do not [in any way] drift away from truthHebrews 2:1 AMP

5. Live for Christ

  • For the love of Christ controls and compels us, because we have concluded this, that One died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that all those who live would no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and was raised for their sake. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 AMP

6. Conduct & Character

  • Here is [encouragement for] the steadfast endurance of the saints (God’s people), those who habitually keep God’s commandments and their faith in JesusRevelation 14:12 AMP
  • The world is passing away, and with it its lusts [the shameful pursuits and ungodly longings]; but the one who does the will of God and carries out His purposes lives forever. 1 John 2:17 AMP
  • No one who is born of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, because God’s seed [His principle of life, the essence of His righteous character] remains [permanently] in him [who is born again—who is reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose]; and he [who is born again] cannot habitually [live a life characterized by] sin, because he is born of God and longs to please Him. 1 John 3:9 AMP
  • Beloved, we are [even here and] now children of God, and it is not yet made clear what we will be [after His coming]. We know that when He comes and is revealed, we will [as His children] be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is [in all His glory]. And everyone who has this hope [confidently placed] in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure (holy, undefiled, guiltless). 1 John 3:2-3 AMP
  • We know [with confidence] that anyone born of God does not habitually sin; but He (Jesus) who was born of God [carefully] keeps and protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. 1 John 5:8 AMP
  • Do not, therefore, fling away your [fearless] confidence, for it has a glorious and great reward. For you have need of patient endurance [to bear up under difficult circumstances without compromising], so that when you have carried out the will of God, you may receive and enjoy to the full what is promised. For yet in a very little whileHe who is coming will come, and will not delayBut My righteous one [the one justified by faith] shall live by faith [respecting man’s relationship to God and trusting Him]; And if he draws back [shrinking in fear], My soul has no delight in himBut our way is not that of those who shrink back to destruction, but [we are] of those who believe [relying on God through faith in Jesus Christ, the Messiah] and by this confident faith preserve the soul. Hebrews 10:35-39 AMP
  • Inasmuch then as we [believers] have a great High Priest who has
    [already ascended and] passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God,
    let us hold fast our confession [of faith and cling tenaciously to our
    absolute trust in Him as Savior
    ]. Hebrews 4:14 AMP
  • By faith Moses, when he was grown, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to suffer oppression with God’s people rather than to experience the fleeting enjoyment of sin. He valued disgrace for Christ above the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith Moses left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw Him who is invisibleHebrews 11:24-27 BSB
  • Do not be deceived, God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap. For the one who sows to his flesh [his sinful capacity, his worldliness, his disgraceful impulses] will reap from the flesh ruin and destruction, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Galatians 6:7-8 AMP
  • Therefore, since Christ suffered in the flesh [and died for us], arm yourselves [like warriors] with the same purpose [being willing to suffer for doing what is right and pleasing God], because whoever has suffered in the flesh [being like-minded with Christ] is done with [intentional] sin [having stopped pleasing the world], so that he can no longer spend the rest of his natural life living for human appetites and desires, but [lives] for the will and purpose of God. For the time already past is [more than] enough for doing what the [unsaved] Gentiles like to do—living [unrestrained as you have done] in a course of [shameless] sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties, and wanton idolatries. 1 Peter 4:1-3 AMP

7. Holiness & Sanctification

  • I will be a Father to you, And you will be My sons and daughters,” Says the Lord Almighty. Therefore, since we have these [great and wonderful] promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, completing holiness [living a consecrated life—a life set apart for God’s purpose] in the fear of God. 2 Corinthians 6:18-7:1 AMP
  • “YOU SHALL BE HOLY (set apart), FOR I AM HOLY.” 1 Peter 1:16 AMP

8. Ongoing Process

  • And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMP
  • For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more [certain], now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved (daily delivered from sin’s dominion) through His [resurrection] life. Romans 5:10 AMPC

Other versions

  • And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMPC
  • For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more certain, having been reconciled, that we will be saved [from the consequences of sin] by His life [that is, we will be saved because Christ lives today]. Romans 5:10 AMP

Victorious Christian Life Possible

  • Enoch: Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God three hundred years after the birth of Methuselah and had other sons and daughters. Genesis 5:22 AMP
  • Paul: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness 2 Tim 4:7-8 NASB

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