A few weeks ago we discussed some things a Christian will do. This week let us look at a few things a Christian will not do.
First and foremost, A Christian will never ignore the greatest sacrifice ever made on behalf of mankind when God sent his one and only begotten Son to this earth to give his sinless life, that we might have forgiveness of our sins and be brought back into a right relationship with our Heavenly Father. Secondly they will also never neglect so great an offer as eternal life in the house of our Lord (Heb 2:1-4). A Christian will not live a worldly life after the flesh, for a life after the flesh will only bring about death. He will only live in the Spirit of the one who raised Christ from the dead, for only through His Spirit of life can we have our mortal bodies quickened unto life eternal (Rom. 8:10-14). A Christian will present his body a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable, to God which is our reasonable service to our Creator. We will constantly renew our minds to that good, acceptable, and perfect will of God, thus keeping our bodies as one in Christ (Rom. 12:1-5).
He will love both his brother, and his enemy as well. He will not see anyone in need and shut up his compassion for them. We are instructed to love not only in tongue and word, but in deed and truth (I John 3:17-18). A Christian will help anyone he can, in any way that he can, no matter what the circumstance may be.
A Christian will not be a busybody, a tale bearer, or a liar, which God places in the same category as murder, but will always speak the truth. A lie will offend and cause another to stumble in the truth. A tale bearer or busybody can only be a stumbling block to those who are seeking the narrow strait, that leads to life eternal. He will not judge another, for he knows, we must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ and give an account of ourselves to God on that final day (Rom. 14:10-12, 21, Eph. 4:25).
It should go without saying that a Christian will not steal, defraud, get drunk, swear, or commit adultery, but if one must know where the bible speaks against these things, here are the specific scriptures (James 5:12, Eph. 4:28, I Thes. 4:6, I Cor. 6:10, Matt. 5:27-32).
A true Christian will always consider his brothers and sisters in Christ to provoke them unto good works, and exhort one another by not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together (Heb 10:24-25). The Lord plainly states that He hates a person who sows discord among the brethren (Prov. 6:19). May we always carefully consider what a Christian will and will not do, as we strive to spread the good news of eternal life, available only in the body of Christ.
We invite all who would, to come together with us each Sunday morning at Kedron on the Coopertown Road, Russellville, Kentucky, to worship God in spirit and in truth. We neither add to God’s word or take from it. Bible study at 10:00 and Worship at 11:00. Brother Richard Sitz speaks on the first Sunday of each month and Crittenden Drive church of Christ has graciously supplied us with a host of excellent guest speakers for the remaining weeks of the month and our song leader is Prentice White. We invite one and all to come visit with us and be uplifted by these fine presentations of the “Good News” of God’s Holy Word.