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. 2 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.
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
“And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.”
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.
“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!”
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.”