As a Christian, I know it’s important to live by the tenets of my faith. But sometimes, these tenets can be vague or confusing.
It is critical to recognize that God’s love pervades everything and everywhere. As Christians, we go through this world surrounded by God’s love. We have been granted the gift of eternal life in his presence (John 3:16). Our Heavenly Father loves us and has given us his only son in order for us to be redeemed from sin and death (John 3:16-18).
As Christians, we must remember that God loves us no matter what we do, say, or think. So, the next time you feel like giving up on yourself or others, take a moment to ask yourself, “How much does God love me?”
We Must Be Just Like Our Heavenly Father
Pray for those who oppress you. One of the most powerful examples is Jesus’ prayer for those who are crucifying Him.
Love your opponents as Christ loved us; His perfect love drove Him to die for us while we were yet sinners (Rom 5:8-9).
True love is unknown in the world because its definition is self-serving rather than self-sacrificing. True Christian love is always selfless, putting the needs of others before of one’s own.
Let No One Seek His Good, but That of His Neighbour (1 Cor. 10:24)
Christians are called to put the good of others ahead of their own.
This is a basic principle for living our Christian faith in a way that pleases and honors God. It means that we are expected to serve others without regard for monetary or personal gain, simply because it is the right thing to do for those around us. We should always be on the lookout for ways to show love and kindness to those around us, not just when it is convenient or easy, but also when it is inconvenient.
We Are His Workmanship.
We are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared in advance for us to walk in (Eph. 2:10).
This indicates you were created with a goal in mind and were built to attain it. God has a plan for you, just as He does for everyone else. Your life is a part of God’s plan, and it is up to you to carry it out by doing good and living in it (doing them).
We Hold This Treasure in Earthen Vessels that The Surpassing Greatness of The Power May Be of God and not from Ourselves (2 Cor. 4:7)
We know that we received this treasure in earthen vessels in order for the incredible greatness of God’s power to be of God and not of ourselves. For we are pressed on every sides by troubles, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; continually carrying Jesus’ dying in the body, so that Jesus’ life may also be displayed in our bodies. For as long as we live, we are constantly given over to death for the sake of Jesus, in order for the life of Jesus to be manifested in our mortal flesh.
The Earth Is the Lord’s, and All It Contains the World and Those Who Dwell in It (Psa. 24:1)
When you choose to follow Christ, you become His property. You belong to Him and therefore must live your life in a way that glorifies Him.
God created the planet and granted man authority over it (Genesis 1:26). Man was also given dominion over himself and his fellow men by God (Genesis 1:28), but only under specific conditions (Exodus 20:1–17). Because the Lord owns the land and everything in it, including us, He has given us permission to utilize it for our benefit and pleasure as long as we do it responsibly and in line with His will (Romans 13:1–7; 1 Timothy 4:12). We are stewards of what God has given us; He expects us to carefully manage His resources so that they produce fruit entirely for His glory (Matthew 25:14–30).
For All Things Come from You, and Your Hand, We Have Given You (1 Chron. 29:14b)
God is the creator of all things. He made us for a reason and blessed us with everything we have. “As each of you has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s diverse grace,” the Bible states (1 Peter 4:10). God wants you to be generous with the gifts he has given you, including money!
According to Proverbs, “the liberal mind shall be made fat” (Prov. 11:25), and “he who waters will himself be irrigated” (Prov. 11:28). That means that if you give generously in this life, God will reward you for it! You can count on him to meet all of your demands, including the extra costs that come with generous generosity. Remember what Jesus said: “Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over” (Luke 6:38).
Every Man Shall Give as He Is Able, According to The Blessing of The Lord Your God Which He Has Given You.
Giving is both a privilege and a personal choice. It can be both joyful and burdensome. It’s a gift, but it could also be a sacrifice. Giving is both a duty and a trust: you trust God to supply for your needs by giving, and you trust others to spend the money responsibly.
Tithes (10%) to offerings (greater than 10%) are all examples of giving. According to the Bible, every man shall give as he is able according to the bounty of the Lord your God which He has bestowed upon you (Deut 16:17b).
Live in Love with God, Self, and Others
The Bible says in the Old Testament that you should love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. According to the New Testament, we are to love our neighbor as ourselves. It also states that Christians should love their adversaries and pray for those who persecute and use them unfairly (Matthew 5:43-48).
In short, Christians live by studying God’s word (the Bible), imitating Jesus’ example of loving others, and praying for those who do not yet know Him.
It is only by the grace of God that we can live as Christians, but He has given us this gift so that we may have life in abundance. There are no perfect people, and Christ is the one who saved us from sin, not our righteousness.
We should strive to be more like Him every day and be willing to give up everything for the sake of His Kingdom. The Bible gives us many examples throughout Scripture about how God told His people to live their lives according to His plan—and it still applies today!”