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1 Thessalonians 4:1-2, 11-12 (NLT)

Live to Please God

4 Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more. For you remember what we taught you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. 11 Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. 12 Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others.

1 Corinthians 4:20 (NLT)

20 For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.

Deuteronomy 10:12-14

12 “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul

Romans 2:17-29

“And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.”

Galatians 5:16-26 (NLT)

16 So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. 17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.

Isaiah 31:1-9

“What sorrow awaits those who look to Egypt for help, trusting their horses, chariots, and charioteers, and depending on the strength of human armies instead of looking to the Lord, the Holy One of Israel. … For these Egyptians are mere humans, not God! Their horses are puny flesh, not mighty spirits!”

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In a world that is advancing to modern technology, ideas, beliefs, and “rights”, we are somehow losing the essence of learning about the Bible and really living out what it says. This blog is somewhat a “bible study” blog. Posts will be put up every time a word comes to my heart. It’s up to you in the end to accept it or to deny it. Feel free to disagree, as most people on the internet do nowadays, but check the motives of your heart before replying to anything; that between only you and God will understand why you did it.

“Help me Lord to decrease so that You may increase.”

God bless

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5 responses to “About

  1. I am impressed by the wisdom pressed by God on everybody’s hearts here. Indeed the real meaning of life is living it for Jesus. It reminded me of this old hymn that says,

    Living for Jesus, a life that is true,
    Striving to please Him in all that I do;
    Yielding allegiance, glad-hearted and free,
    This is the pathway of blessing for me.

    Refrain:
    O Jesus, Lord and Savior, I give myself to Thee,
    For Thou, in Thy atonement, didst give Thyself for me;
    I own no other Master, my heart shall be Thy throne;
    My life I give, henceforth to live, O Christ, for Thee alone.

    Living for Jesus Who died in my place,
    Bearing on Calv’ry my sin and disgrace;
    Such love constrains me to answer His call,
    Follow His leading and give Him my all.

    Living for Jesus, wherever I am,
    Doing each duty in His holy Name;
    Willing to suffer affliction and loss,
    Deeming each trial a part of my cross.

    Living for Jesus through earth’s little while,
    My dearest treasure, the light of His smile;
    Seeking the lost ones He died to redeem,
    Bringing the weary to find rest in Him.

  2. this reminds me of an old Cherokee story i once heard:

    n old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

    “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

    The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

    The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

    So part of living life to the full would be discovering the best ways to feed the Spirit in your life, or let it guide and direct you to goodness and Godness.

    • Hi Brett! Thanks for sharing! The Cherokee story is really interesting! There are so many ways to perceive how we can live life to the fullest. One of my favorite people in the Bible, Paul, shares a testimony on how he perceives his life. I would love to type in the whole verse, but it’s not exactly short. If you’re really interested, and seeing as though you like stories, I encourage you to read Philippians 3:1-11. Paul says, “though I could have confidence in my own effort if anyone could. Indeed, if others have reason for confidence in their own efforts, I have even more!” Haha! I love that line. ‘If anyone has the reason to be confident in their OWN efforts, then I can assure you that I have even MORE the reason to be confident in my own efforts!’, Paul basically says. Following from that, this is kind of how I see living life to the full: Ecclesiastes 1 . I have a question for you, what is that one word that stands out in both those verses? 😉 They’re not written the same, but their meaning is 97% similar. Anyway, thanks again for sharing! Please don’t hesitate to continue inputting your thoughts! God bless!

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