Setting a standard

Posted: April 20, 2012 in Bible, Help, Love
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Deuteronomy 31:12-13

King James Version (KJV)

 12Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law: 13And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

We are to set a standard! The Church today needs to stand up for who they believe in. Church do you believe in the Lord Jesus the Christ? Do you believe that Jesus was born of a virgin? Do you believe that He died on the cross? Do you believe that He rose again? Do you believe that He is coming back for us? If you say, “I do” to all of these questions, then you need to raise a standard of living.

We see here in these two scriptures that God is wanting the people to raise a standard. One that everyone should follow and one that everyone will be blessed with. God desires for all to know Him. He desires that we make Him known to all the world. God wants the people to live according to His Word. You might say… This is the old testament. O.K. then do you throw it out? NO, you can’t throw it out. God tells us to live this way in the New Testament as well.

Jesus said go into all the world and preach the Gospel.(Mark 16:15) He said make disciples of nations.(Matthew 28:19 NKJV) This is a standard of living. Jesus said I give you a commandment. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. (Luke 10:27) This is a standard of living that should be echoed back when you teach them to your children, family, friends, co-workers and strangers. God wants you to teach them so that they can live blessed like you. God is wanting you to live like Jesus. Jesus was human and walked the earth just like you and I. However He did not live like the people on the earth. He lived a life that was always pleasing to the Father.

Is it possible to live like Jesus? Yes! As a matter of fact Jesus said be ye perfect like My Father. (Matthew 5:48) He set a standard that can be lived everyday. I am not talking about perfectionism. I am talking about living holy. I am talking about setting the standard that is different then the world’s standard. Following Jesus’ example will help you to teach this standard to everyone else.

Be different and set the standard of living! You set the standard when you walk, act, and talk like Jesus. So What Would Jesus Do?

Scripture Study: Romans 12:1-9

Be Blessed!

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Comments
  1. Freedomborn says:

    Hi Pastor Philip, once again a wonderful encouraging message, how sad that man has indeed watered down God’s Truth to fit into their agenda, even rejecting Scripture if it does not fit in, it was good to read your call to Love God with all your heart and others, Love does not hurt by sin those who are Loved.

    Are we to be perfect yes but not as the world knows perfectionism but we are to be perfected in Love, can we do that in the flesh, no this has to be put to death by The Spirit.

    Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

    2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

    2Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

    2Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in Peace; and the God of Love and Peace shall be with you.

    1 John 4:17-19 Herein is our Love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in Love; but perfect Love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in Love. We Love Him, because He first Loved us.

    Thank you for joining up with us, it is very much appreciated, we look forward to sharing more of God’s Truth together with you as you share with us – Love and may Blessings from us both – Anne.

  2. Paul says:

    Pastor Phil Youre setting the standard…. Another weekend around again, Have a great one!

  3. I’m reminded of what the coach of my favorite team, the Steelers, says when a player goes down and his backup must play: “The standard is the standard” is his response to what his expectations for the backup are. Great thoughts on this one.

    Btw, I have a separate blog for our church: http://theriverministries.net/

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