Summary: Seek God in all things we do and say.
FIVE THINGS EVER BODY NEEDS TO KNOW
(1) The very first thing (sin corrupts society)
1st Cor.15: 33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
(2) Obedience and Worship.
Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
1st Peter 1:2
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
1st Chronicles 16:29
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
Matt.28:17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
(3) Responsible leadership.
Colossians 3:17 - And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
1 Peter 5:3 - Neither as being lords over [God's] heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
1 Peter 5:2 - Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
Hebrews 13:17 - Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.
(4) Personal accountability.
Hebrews 10:25 - Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Ephesians 4:25 - Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Galatians 6:2 - Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Colossians 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
(5) Seek to know God.
And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.
Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
Job 5:8 |
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: