Thursday, December 3, 2020

How to WALK with JESUS

 


We all know there is a great urgency to live right by God.

The Lord JESUS showed us how.

Allow me to share with you a MAGNIFICENT find today -- a chapter in Scripture that can be a clear, and comforting guidepost, on how we are to conduct ourselves, and become pleasing in the eyes of God.


3 If ye then 

be risen with Christ, 

seek those things 

which are above

where Christ sitteth 

on the right hand 

of God.

2 Set your affection 

on things above, 

not on things 

on the earth.

3 For ye are dead, 

and your life 

is hid 

with Christ 

in God.

4 When Christ, 

who is our life, 

shall appear, 

then shall ye 

also appear 

with him 

in glory.

5 Mortify therefore 

your members 

which are 

upon the earth

fornication, 

uncleanness, 

inordinate affection, 

evil concupiscence, 

and covetousness, 

which is idolatry:

6 For which things' sake 

the wrath of God 

cometh 

on the children 

of disobedience:

7 In the which ye 

also walked 

some time, 

when ye lived 

in them.

8 But now ye also 

put off all these; 

anger, 

wrath, 

malice, 

blasphemy, 

filthy communication

 out of your mouth.

9 Lie not 

one to another, 

seeing that ye 

have put off 

the old man 

with his deeds;

10 And have put on 

the new man, 

which is renewed 

in knowledge 

after the image 

of him 

that created him:

11 Where there is 

neither Greek 

nor Jew, 

circumcision 

nor uncircumcision, 

Barbarian, 

Scythian, 

bond 

nor free: 

but Christ is all, 

and in all.

12 Put on therefore, 

as the elect of God, 

holy and beloved, 

bowels of mercies

kindness, 

humbleness of mind, 

meekness, 

longsuffering;

13 Forbearing one another, 

and forgiving one another

if any man 

have a quarrel 

against any: 

even as Christ forgave you, 

so also do ye.

14 And above all these things 

put on charity

which is the bond 

of perfectness.

15 And let the peace 

of God 

rule 

in your hearts

to the which also 

ye are called 

in one body; 

and be ye thankful.

16 Let the word 

of Christ 

dwell in you richly 

in all wisdom

teaching 

and admonishing 

one another 

in psalms 

and hymns 

and spiritual songs, 

singing with grace 

in your hearts 

to the Lord.

17 And whatsoever ye do 

in word 

or deed, 

do all 

in the name 

of the Lord Jesus

giving thanks 

to God 

and the Father 

by him.

18 Wives, 

submit yourselves 

unto your own husbands

as it is fit 

in the Lord.

19 Husbands, 

love your wives

and be 

not bitter against them.

20 Children, 

obey your parents 

in all things

for this is well pleasing 

unto the Lord.

21 Fathers, 

provoke not 

your children 

to anger

lest they 

be discouraged.

22 Servants, 

obey in all things 

your masters 

according to 

the flesh

not with eyeservice, 

as menpleasers; 

but in singleness 

of heart, 

fearing God;

23 And whatsoever ye do, 

do it heartily, 

as to the Lord, 

and not unto men;

24 Knowing that 

of the Lord 

ye shall receive 

the reward 

of the inheritance: 

for ye serve 

the Lord Christ.

25 But he that doeth wrong 

shall receive 

for the wrong 

which he hath done: 

and there is no respect 

of persons.

Colossians 3 (King James Version)


In summary:

1. Seek those things which are above -- CHRIST.

2. Mortify evils of the flesh and idolatry.

3. Put off anger, malice, blasphemy.

4. Forgive one another.

5. Put on charity.

6. Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.

7. Be thankful.

8. Let the word of Christ dwell in you.

9. Do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.

10. Wives, submit to your husbands.

11. Husbands, love your wives.

12. Children, obey your parents.

13. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger.

14. Servants, obey your masters.

15. Fear God.

16. Do everything heartily, as to the Lord.


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