In I Corinthians 15:58 we read, “Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” There are many things that a true believer ought to be (B).
(1). B Holy: In I Peter 1:15 we read, "But as he which hath 'called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation."The Godly who know and follow the Lord must be different from the worldly who ignore Him. Remember we are the only Bibles sinners may read. Instead of feeling strange because we can't be like them, be challenged to show them the difference.
(2). B Doers: In James 1:22 we read, “Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves:"Put it this way: we are to walk the talk of our faith and not just talk the talk of our faith. For when we walk the talk we have become doers of the word. Do not be a “do nothing Christian.”
(3). B Kind: In Ephesians 4:32 we read, "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." Kindness to others should be a great part of your testimony to others. Kindness must reign among believers as we love each other and share in the problems of our church family.
(4) B Thankful: In Psalm 100:4 we read, "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him and bless his name." We ought to be thankful for the multiplied mercies of God every day. Be thankful for your redemption through the death of Jesus Christ. Be thankful if all your family is saved. Be thankful in the daily provision the Lord provides for you. Be thankful for your church, your pastor, and for every member of your church family. Be thankful for the freedoms we still have to live our lives for our Saviour.
(5). Be Merciful: In Luke 6:30 we read, "Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful." Where would we be without the mercy of God? Be sure to show your loving and helpful attitude toward others. Your love and concern for others will show forth the kindness of the Lord's mercy.
(6). B An Example: In I Timothy 4:12 we read, “But be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation; in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." We need to demonstrate the joys of Christianity, showing the difference Christ makes in our lives. Wherever your life touches your neighborhood be sure it shines with the love of Christ attracting them to be saved. Live in a way that others may follow you and desire what you have in Christ.
(7). B Strong: in Ephesians 6:10 we read, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might." As a believer we are to stand with Christ on the side of right and defend righteousness.
(8). B Steadfast: In I Corinthians 15:58 we read, “Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord; forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” Believers must stand fast in the faith delivered to the saints.
(9). B Fruitful: In Colossians 1:10 we read, “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.” By example and precept we must preach and live the life Christ desires for us.
May the (B’s) above be a challenge to you this week as you live your Christian life 24/7.
In His Amazing Grace,
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