Friday, September 19, 2008

Commands of Jesus we have a hard time obeying

Sell your possessions and give to the poor. (Luke 12:33)

Lend to those in need and expect nothing back. (Luke 6 34-35)

Take care with every word you say. (Matthew 12

Pray persistently for justice. (Luke 18:1-7)

Pray for the Holy Spirit. (Luke 11:9-13)

Don’t worry about your basic needs. (Matthew 6:31)

Don’t worry about tomorrow. (Matthew 6:34)

Don’t serve money. (Matthew 6:24)

Be at peace with your brothers and sisters. (Mark 9:50)

Renounce all of your possessions. (Luke 14:33)

Do not insult another. (Matthew 5:22)

Don’t look at someone to desire them sexually. (Matthew 5:28)

Keep all of your promises. (Matthew 5:37)

Don’t do evil to those who do evil to you, but do good. (Luke 6:27)

Give to those who are in need and ask for help. (Luke 6:30)

Don’t collect earthly treasures. (Matthew 6:19)

Don’t determine the final destination of another. (Matthew 7:1-2)

Repent of your sins before you accuse another of sin. (Matthew 7:5)

Do good to everyone, without exception. (Matthew 7:12)

Be prepared for testing and persecution, especially with prayer. (Luke 14:26-27;
Mark 14:38)

Strive to be the least of all the church. (Luke 9:46-48)

Do good and give to both the righteous and the wicked. (Luke 6:35)

If a brother sins, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him. (Luke 17:3)

Give in secrecy. (Matthew 6:2-4)

Evangelize with nothing but the clothes on your back. (Matthew 10:9-10)

Celebrate the Sabbath by doing mercy on the Sabbath. (Matthew 12:7, 11-12)

Feed the hungry. (Mark 6:37; 8:2-3)

Be rid of your wealth. (Mark 10:21)

Forgive sins. (John 20:23)

Make disciples of Jesus. Teach them to obey Jesus. (Matthew 28:19-20)


Anonymous said...


Richard said...

Very nice blog Steve.

I have been sending posts to the bloggers who say that we should obey the commands of Jesus, but then they do not practice what they preach!

But your blog has left me almost speechless (and also highly informed!).

Anyway, I have a website at: if you are interested.

The point being that Luke 12:33 is a real tester of faith and trust in Jesus. Who wants to do that!

What he actually meant was:-

His disciples/followers should not have more than the poorest (where they live) are able to have.

Doing the above soon teaches a thing or two about humility and love for our brother and sister.

But the purpose of obeying his commands can be easily missed. It is not so we can be made right with God by obedience alone or by good works. The purpose is to show us where we are sinning, so we can stop.

When we have understood this, we will no longer be fallen people, and the Kingdom of God will come to earth just like Jesus said.

God bless you, Richard (England).