How Do We Live?, No. 384

HOW DO WE LIVE?

"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly, in this present world"
(Titus 2:11,12).

How does God want us to live in this lascivious society with deception and evil all around us? What should our lives look like to the people around us? What kind of a testimony should we have in our speech, conduct, and dress? As I thought about the answers to these questions recently, I was amazed how abundantly God shows us the way. He does not leave us in the dark. I found 50 ways and I know I have not exhausted them all.

In the following Scriptures God shows us clearly how He wants us to live. He wants us to live . . .

1. Abounding in thanksgiving (Colossians 2:7 and 1 Thessalonians 5:18)

2. Abounding in the work of the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58).

3. Blamelessly (Philippians 2:15).

4. Circumspectly (Ephesians 5:15).

5. Cleaving to that which is good (Romans 12:9).

6. Conforming to the image of God's Son (Romans 8:29).

7. Contending for the faith (Jude 1:3).

8. Doing everything in the name of the Lord Jesus (Colossians 3:17).

9. Fervently serving the Lord (Romans 12:11).

10. Fighting the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12).

11. Filled with the knowledge of God's will (Colossians 1:9).

12. Filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18).

13. Forgetting those things which are behind (Philippians 3:13).

14. Glorifying God ( 1 Corinthians 6:20).

15. Glorying in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ (Galatians 6:14).

16. Godly ( Titus 2:12).

17. Holding faith and a good conscience (1 Timothy 1:19).

18. Holding fast our confession (Hebrews 10:23).

19. Holding forth the word of life (Philippians 2:16).

20. Holily (1 Thessalonians 2:10 and Titus 3:5).

21. Honestly (1 Thessalonians 4:12).

22. Humbly (James 4:10; 1 Peter 5:6).

23. Increasing in the knowledge of God (Colossians 1:10).

24. Justly (1 Thessalonians 2:10).

25. Keeping His commandments (John 14:15, 21, 23; 15:14 and 1 John 5:3).

26. Keeping myself in the love of God (Jude 1:21).

27. Laying down my life for the brethren (1 John 3:16).

28. Meekly (1 Peter 3:4).

29. Patiently (Romans 12:12).

30. Purely (1 Timothy 5:22 and Titus 2:14).

31. Reaching forth and pressing on for the prize of the high calling of God (Philippians 2:13, 14).

32. Righteously (Ephesians 4:24; 1 Timothy 6:11 and Titus 2;12).

33. Pleasing the Lord in all things (Colossians 1:10).

34. Putting on the new man (Colossians 3:10, 12).

35. Praying continually (Romans 12:12; Ephesians 6:18; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:17 and Jude 1:20).

36. Presenting my body a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1).

37. Redeeming the time (Ephesians 5:16 and Colossians 4:5).

38. Renewing my mind (Romans 2. 2).

39. Rejoicing in the Lord always (Romans 12:12 and Philippians 4:4).

40. Richly filled with God's Word (Colossians 3:16).

41. Setting my affection on things above (Colossians 3:1, 2).

42. Shining like lights in this dark world (Matthew 5:16 and Philippians 2:15).

43. Soberly (Titus 2:12).

44. Speaking with grace and truth (John 1: and Colossians 4:6).

45. Unblameably (Colossians 2:22 and 1 Thessalonians 3:13).

46. Unreproveably (Philippians 2:15; Colossians 1:22 and 1 Timothy 6:14).

47. Walking in wisdom, light, and love (Ephesians 5:2; Colossians 4:5 and 1 John 1:7).

48. Without spot or wrinkle (Ephesians 5:27 and 1 Timothy 6:14).

49. Worthily (Ephesians 4:1; 2 and Thessalonians 1:11).

50. Zealously (Titus 2:14).

 

We certainly have all we need to keep us on track, don't we?

NANCY CAMPBELL
www.aboverubies.org

 

PRAYER:

"Dear Father, I thank you that You have given me Your precious Word that shows me the way to live. Help me to not only be hearer, but a doer of your word. Amen."

AFFIRMATION:

I want to shine like the stars in the midst of a dark world. 

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