Sabbath, November 05, 2011 - "Reflecting a Godly or Christ-like Character"

  1. “What Would Jesus Do”
  2. In order to make a sound decision between moral and immoral, a person has to be conscious of the existence between the two. 
  3. If a person already accepts an immoral act as part of their everyday life, then they DO NOT have the capability to determine the act as immoral
  4. If you don’t know God, you can’t know Jesus, and if you don’t know Jesus, then how could you know what He would do?
  5. If the Christian would learn and adhere to this phrase, “Is what I am thinking, saying or doing, reflecting Christ in my character?” then the question should arise each and every time there is a decision of thought, speech or action. 
  6. Gen_6:5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
  7. Psa_94:11  The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
  8. Psa_10:4  The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
  9. Psa_139:23  Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
  10. Pro_16:3  Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. 2Co_10:5  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;  
  11. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Heb_4:12 
  12. 1Sa_2:3  Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
      O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
      But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
      But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
      Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
  13. if you have jesting in your relationship by saying hurtful things, but follow up with a “just kidding”, or picking on each other, your relationship will erode and erode in a devastating way. 
  14. Psa_35:28  And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
    Psa_49:3  My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
    Psa_119:27  Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
    Psa_119:172  My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
    Pro_15:23  A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
  15. Mat_10:19  But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
      For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
      If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
  16. 1Co_1:10  Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
  17. Psa_11:3  If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
      Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
      Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the LORD.
      Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
      Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
      Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
  18. Christ will come as the Great Harvester, ready to gather His people, to live with Him for eternity!

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