Posts Tagged ‘ Discipline ’

VerseD: Jeremiah 29:13

You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13, ESV

Do not think that because you sin or life gets hard (and even impossible) that God has abandoned you.

Instead, look for how God is moving in your life, to discipline you – allowing the effects of sin to play out or to help you grow stronger in faith.

He is always with you, Christian.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
1 Corinthians 16:13‭-‬14, ESV

Rely on God’s love and strength to get through every season of life, watching over your faith through faithfulness to the Word and Body of Christ.

VerseD: Luke 6:37

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;
Luke 6:37, ESV

This is not a command against judging others. Jesus is telling us to use wise judgment, grounded in God’s Word, and to show grace and forgiveness while calling out sin, but also to be open to sin in our own life being called out.

VerseD: Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6, ESV

Right and wrong.

Respect.

Making a great sandwich.

All of these are included in training up a child, and more.

The most important: to seek and love God.

(And remember, proverbs are guidelines and summarized truths, not hard and fast laws.)

VerseD: Psalm 119:11

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 119:11, ESV

Why is reading and meditating on (thinking about) Scripture important?

We memorize it, and it guides us out of temptation and away from sin. (See Jesus in Matthew and Luke chapters 4.)

VerseD: 1 Peter 2:16

Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
1 Peter 2:16, ESV

Do not say, “I can just ask for forgiveness later,” or “I have freedom in Christ, so I can do whatever!”

You are still a slave to sin if you use excuses to sin or to whitewash sin.

Be a slave of Christ, chained to righteousness and love.

VerseD: John 3:36

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
John 3:36, ESV

Belief and obedience go hand in hand. It is not enough to believe in Christ Jesus to be saved.

“If you love me, you will obey my commandments.” (John 14)