Knowing What God Expects of You

Knowing What God Expects of You
By Pastor Alexander Redd
June 11, 2023

"Treat others just as you want to be treated" (CEV)
(Luke 6:31)
In simpler terms, treat others how you would like to be treated, and treat everyone as you believe God would treat you. To understand what God expects from you, it's important to grasp His teachings and commandments in the Bible. Christ Jesus instructs us to love God with our entire being and treat others with respect and dignity. To maintain this relationship, God expects us to live with integrity.

Integrity involves:
  • Living a life that aligns with His will and purpose.
  • Following Christ's example and instructions.
  • Growing in faith and righteousness.
Ultimately, it means building a personal relationship with Christ and striving to live a life that reflects His glory in how you interact with others.

To have integrity means to be true to oneself and others, act honestly and sincerely, and maintain an unwavering commitment to ethical principles. It means not being fake or insincere in one's words or actions and always striving to do what is right, even when difficult or unpopular. Maintaining integrity requires us to be genuine and authentic in all our interactions and hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of behavior.

Integrity means being honest with oneself and others while avoiding deception or dishonesty. In the Bible, it is said that true integrity means being open and honest in all that we do and say without manipulating or twisting the truth to serve our own interests. Treating others as you want to be treated means treating them with kindness, respect, and empathy. 

Some specific examples include listening to others when they speak, offering help when someone is in need, being honest and trustworthy, and avoiding doing things that would harm or hurt others. It's important always to consider how your actions will impact others and treat everyone with the same level of kindness and respect you would want for yourself.

Living authentically means being genuine and transparent without creating a false persona. It's important to prioritize God's approval over the opinions of others, as stated in 2 Corinthians 4:2. By doing so, you can develop integrity and make the right decisions, even if they are unpopular or challenging. This approach allows everything to be out in the open, allowing people to judge for themselves in the presence of God.

It is important to maintain authenticity by frequently reading the Bible. Psalm 119:9 emphasizes that following God's word is crucial for a pure life. This means understanding and obeying God's Word, as James 1:22-25 explains. By dedicating time to reading, studying, and memorizing the Bible, you will develop the strength and endurance to be sincere and truthful with those around you. Always remember that God created you to be yourself, so trust Him and stay true to who you are.

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