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Friday, January 30, 2015

Spiritual Growth - Christ in You (A Basic Principle to Choose by)

Day 5: A Basic Principle to Choose By

I Corinthians 10:31, Romans 14:7-8

The Christian religion does not have a long list of do's and don'ts for you to follow, but rather a simple principle to follow.  It is stated clearly in I Corinthians 10:31 NLT

"So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

Now read Romans 14:7-8 NLT 

"For we don't live for ourselves or die for ourselves. If we live, it's to honor the Lord. And if we die, it's to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord."

These verses make it clear we should
  • have behavior that shows our new life with Christ
  • do everything we do to bring glory to God
For Example ... You visit a friend for supper. Your friend brings a bottle of wine to the table and wants you to drink a glass with him. What do you do?

A. Take a small sip and then no more. ____

B. Scold the friend for drinking wine. ____

C. Avoid facing it and make up an excuse. ______

D. Explain that you are now a Christian. Tell your friend that God has taken away your desire for a drink of wine. _____

Which one brings glory to God? 

Life is full of choices. It is best to always act in ways that show Christ living in you and controlling you. You do not have to act like a crazy person to do this. You should have a gentle and loving expression. People will respect you for that attitude. 

One way to help us with those situations is to know Bible verses. Write Psalm 119:11 here. 



Writing your own Scripture memory cards is a good way to help you learn more quickly. I keep a journal and write verses in it daily to help me remember. 

Remember to have a regular Quiet Time ... to pray as you memorize and think about God's Word. A daily time of prayer and Bible study can be the best way for Christ to live in you and control your life. 

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