Have You Talked To Yourself Lately? Did you know the Bible us to talk to ourselves? Oh how many times I’ve had to have a little talk with myself on certain issues? How about you? But the Bible says this is how we are to talk to ourselves In Psalms In Hymns In Spiritual Songs Singing and Making melody in your heart to the Lord Now I think if I did that on a regular basis, that little by little I might have a different attitude when I’m inclined to complain or criticize or when I have just plain failed at something. In order to talk to myself in Psalms, I need to get into God’s Word and read the Psalms. Perhaps I could make up my own songs to help me meditate on these Scriptures. I also need to learn some hymns and Spiritual Songs. Oh the depth of the song writing of composers in old times. It is obvious they knew the Lord and knew their Bibles. Take a hymn book sometime during your devotions and just read and meditate on some of the words. It will uplift and encourage your heart. Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; (Eph. 5:19) If you look a couple verses before this, you see that this is a small part of God’s will for us. Be filled with the Spirit and you certainly will have a heart that speaks to yourself in these ways. Are you struggling with God’s Will? It really isn’t that hard for everything He wants from us is in His Word. Here are 300 things that are God’s Will for any child of God. We should also talk to ourselves in these ways: Speak the truth in your heart. (Psalm 15:1-2) Speak of His righteousness and praise Him all day long. (Psalm 35:28) Speak Wisdom – God’s Word is wisdom (Psalm 37:30) Speak of excellent things; and of right things -speak truth; (Proverbs 8:5-7) Talk of all His wonderful works (Psalm 105:2) My tongue can surely get me into a lot of trouble. How I need to be filled with the Spirit so I can first of all speak to myself in ways that are pleasing to God and then in turn use my speech to uplift and encourage others. Don’t be discouraged during these dark days. Instead, look up and be watching for our redemption draws near. Luke 21:27-28 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

300 things that are God’s Will for my life

What is God’s Will for my life?  Have you ever asked yourself that question?  I know I did many times as a young person.  One thing I think I’ve come to realize over the years is that the will of God can be summed up in three words:

Trust and Obey 

Trust what God says in His Word and then be obedient to it.  As we do this, He directs our steps one at a time.  What God wants us to do is all throughout His Word and His indwelling Spirit will help me to understand it. The question is, am I, are you, willing to submit to it? 
As the world rages on in wars and troubles and uncertainty, we can continue to trust God and His Word.  It is relevant for any time in the pages of our life.  God is the author and finisher of our life: He knows the beginning and will lead us all the way to the end until we close that last chapter on earth and enter His eternal presence. 

Below there are 300 things that are God’s will for any and all of us.  I’m sure you can add to the list. 

  1. Being what He wants me to be every moment 
    • Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
  2. Present your bodies a living sacrifice
    • Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, wahich is your reasonable service.
  3. Don’t be conformed to the world, love not the world
    • Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
  4. Walk in the Spirit
    • Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
  5. Sing and make melody in my heart
    • Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
  6. Set no evil thing before my eyes
    • Psalms 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
  7. Don’t go to sleep without having time with the Lord.
    • Psalms 132:4-5 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
  8. Meditation in God’s Word
    • Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
  9. Leader/ruler must rule in the fear of God
    • Leviticus 25:43 Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God.
  10. Use your gifts/talents for the Lord – II Sam. 23:1 – David was the sweet Psalmist
    • Psalms 33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.
  11. Forgive, don’t seek vengeance; let God be your avenger
    • Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
  12. Think on “good”  things … 
    • Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
  13. Hunger and thirst after righteousness
    • Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
  14. Seek first the kingdom of God
    • Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
  15. Walk circumspectly/redeem time,
    • Ephesians 5:15-16 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
  16. Do all to the glory of God
    • 1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
  17. Allow God to order your steps
    • Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
  18. Do heartily as to the Lord, not man (Elisha and Naaman) 2 Kings 5 -Elisha’s servant was trying to impress man for greedy’s sake
    • Colossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
  19. Take heed lest ye fall
    • 1 Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
  20. Love God will  all your heart, soul, mind, your neighbor as yourself
    • Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
  21. Keep yourself from idols
    • 1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
  22. Spread your burdens before the Lord 2 Kings 19:14
    • 2 Kings 19:14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
  23. Let the world know the God alone is God!  
    • 2 Kings 19:15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.
  24. No other gods before God Himself
    • Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
  25. Don’t take God’s name in vain
    • Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
  26. Fellowship with other believers
    • Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
  27. Honor my parents
    • Ephesians 6:2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
  28. Don’t kill
    • Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
  29. Don’t commit adultery
    • Exodus 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  30. Don’t steal
    • Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
  31. Don’t lie
    • Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
  32. Don’t covet
    • Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
  33. Be holy
    • 1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
  34. Give willingly
    • 2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
  35. Keep his commandments
    • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  36. Love one another
    • John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
  37. Teach God’s Word diligently to children
    • Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
  38. Be saved
    • 1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
  39. Keep your vows 
    • Deuteronomy 23:21 When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.
  40. Fear the Lord
    • Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
  41. Don’t consent to sinners
    • Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
  42. Love the Lord with all your heart soul might
    • Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
  43. Write God’s Word everywhere;  Keep it always before you
    • Deuteronomy 11:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
  44. Do that which is right and good
    • Deuteronomy 6:18 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD:…
  45. Love strangers
    • Deuteronomy 10:19 Love ye therefore the stranger:
  46. Be doers of the Word
    • James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
  47. Do not add or take away from God’s Word
    • Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
  48. Rejoice in the Lord always
    • Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
  49. Hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord
    • Deuteronomy 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
  50. Serve the Lord with your household
    • Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
  51. Meditate in God’s Word day and night
    • Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
  52. Be not afraid or dismayed
    • Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
  53. Sanctify yourselves
    • Leviticus 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.
  54. Obedience above sacrifice
    • 1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
  55. Humble yourself before the Lord
    • James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
  56. Teach others how to fear the Lord
    • 2 Kings 17:28 . . . and taught them how they should fear the LORD.
  57. Give Thanks
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
  58. Pray without ceasing
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
  59. Don’t quench the spirit
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quench not the Spirit.
  60. Ask for deliverance
    • Psalms 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
  61. Be of good courage
    • Psalms 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
  62. Set your hear and soul to seek the Lord your God
    1. 1 Chronicles 22:19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; . . .
  63. Have a habitation for the Lord
    • Exodus 15:2 . . .  I will prepare him an habitation; 
  64. Finish the Work God has given you to do
    • Acts 20:24 . . . so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
  65. Be strong and courageous
    • Joshua 1:7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
  66. Be vigilant
    • 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
  67. Put on the armour of God
    • Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
  68. Go and tell the gospel
    • Luke 7:22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
  69. Follow the Lord in order to become a fisher of men
    • Matthew 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
  70. Work faithfully
    • 1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
  71. Prepare your heart to seek God’s will
    • 1 Samuel 7:3 . . .  prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: . . .
  72. Don’t get sidetracked from what God has placed you to do at the moment  
    • Nehemiah 6:3  And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?
  73. Socialize/celebrate in honor of the Lord’s goodness to you
    • Nehemiah 8:12 And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.
  74. Obey those who God has placed over you
    • Ex:  Esther and Mordecai – Esther 2:10 Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.
  75. Let God be the avenger
    • Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
  76. Don’t gossip
    • Proverbs 18:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
  77. Abstain from appearance of evil
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
  78. Delight in God’s Word
    • Psalms 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
  79. Serve the Lord
    • Psalms 100:2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
  80. Trust the Lord and not your own ways
    • Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
  81. Sing unto the Lord
    • 1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
  82. Play skillfully before the Lord
    • Psalms 33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.
  83. Make a joyful noise to the Lord
    • Psalms 100:1 <<A Psalm of praise.>> Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
  84. Bless the Lord
    1. Psalms 103:1-2 <<A Psalm of David.>> Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
  85. Be glad to go to God’s house
    • Psalms 122:1 <<A Song of degrees of David.>> I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.
  86. Wait on the Lord
    • Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
  87. Give thanks to God for being holy
    • Psalms 97:12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
  88. Seek peace and pursue it
    • Psalms 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
  89. Commit you ways to Him
    • Psalms 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
  90. Rest in Him
    • Psalms 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: . . .
  91. Cease from anger
    • Psalms 37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
  92. Don’t fret
    • Proverbs 24:19 Fret not thyself because of evil men,. . . 
  93. Mark the perfect and upright man
    • Psalms 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
  94. Don’t be a respecter of persons
    • Jas 2:9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
  95. Hope in God
    • Psalms 43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
  96. Call on Him in the day of trouble
    • Psalms 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
  97. When you are afraid trust Him
    • Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
  98. Don’t be afraid of what man can do to you
    • Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
  99. Don’t set your heart on riches
    • Proverbs  23:5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
  100. Go in the Lord’s strength
    • Psalms 71:16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
  101. Draw Nigh to God
    • James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.
  102. Let God fill your mouth with His words
    • Psalms 81:10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
  103. Sing of His mercies and make know His faithfulness 
    • Psalms 89:1  I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
  104. Number your days and apply your hearts to wisdom
    • Psalms 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
  105. Declare His glory among the heathen 
    • Psalms 96:3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
  106. Worship, bow down, kneel before the Lord your maker 
    • Psalms 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
  107. Exalt the Lord
    • Psalms 34:3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
  108. Behave wisely
    • Psalms 101:2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
  109. Don’t slander your neighbor
    • Proverbs 10:18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
  110. Don’t be deceitful
    • Proverbs 24:28 . . . and deceive not with thy lips.
  111. Are you redeemed?  Say so!  
    • Psalms 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
  112. Praise Him for His goodness and His wonderful works to all
    • Psalms 107:8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
  113. Hear your father and mother’s instruction
    • Proverbs 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
  114. Seek God’s Word as you would treasure 
    • Proverbs 2:4-5 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
  115. Give God your firstfruits
    • Proverbs 3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
  116. Don’t despise the Lord’s chastening.
    • Proverbs 3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
  117. Don’t be afraid of sudden fear
    • Proverbs 3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
  118. Withhold not good from them to whom it is due
    • Proverbs 3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
  119. Strive not with men
    • Proverbs 3:30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
  120. Don’t envy oppressors 
    • Proverbs 3:31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
  121. Get wisdom and understanding and exalt them  
    • Proverbs 4:7-8 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
  122. Take fast hold of instruction
    • Proverbs 4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
  123. Keep your heart with all diligence
    • Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
  124. Make things right with your brother
    • Matthew 5:23-24 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
  125. Consider the ways of the ant
    • Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
  126. Watch daily at the gates of the Lord
    • Pro_8:34  Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
  127. Desire God’s instruction above silver, gold, and rubies Pr 8
    • Pro 8:10-11  Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. 
  128. Don’t be prideful
    • Jas_4:6  But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
  129. Don’t be lazy
    • Rom_12:11  Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
  130. Return anger with a soft answer
    • Pro 15:1  A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 
  131. Hear reproof
    • Pro_15:31  The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
  132. Choose your words wisely 
    • Pro 15:23  A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
  133. Study so you know how to answer 
    • Pro 15:28  The heart of the righteous studieth to answer…
  134. Be slow to anger and don’t let the sun go down on your anger
    • Eph_4:26  Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
  135. Have a merry heart
    • Pro_17:22  A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
  136. Be friendly
    1. Pro_18:24  A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
  137. Hear counsel – God/His Word the ultimate counselor
    • Pro_19:20  Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
  138. Chasten your children
    • Pro_19:18  Chasten thy son while there is hope…
  139. Stay away from strong drink
    • Pro_20:1  Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
  140. Buy the truth and don’t sell it.
    • Pro_23:23  Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
  141. Don’t envy sinners
    • Pro_23:17  Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.
  142. Be more concerned about a good name rather than making money
    • Pro_22:1  A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
  143. Be prudent
    • Pro_14:8  The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way:
  144. Don’t stay too long at your neighbor’s house
    • Pro_25:17  Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.
  145. Don’t rejoice over your enemies failures
    • Pro 24:17  Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth
  146. Love your enemies
    • Mat_5:44  But I say unto you, Love your enemies,…
  147. Pray for those who persecute you
    • Mat_5:44 pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
  148. Get up again and go on if you fall Pr 24:16
    • Pro 24:16  For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again:
  149. Be a wise reprover
    • Pro 25:12  As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
  150. Be kind
    • Eph 4:32  And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
  151. Be forgiving
    • Matthew 18:21-22 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
  152. Be disciplined – rule your spirit
    • Proverbs 25:28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
  153. Know that folly is wickedness.
    • Ecclesiastes 7:25 I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness
  154. Don’t brag on yourself, but boast only on the Lord 
    • Psalm 34:2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
  155. Don’t boast about tomorrow
    •  Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
  156. Discern – see the evil ahead of time and hide yourself from it
    • Pr 27:12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
  157. Encourage one another. 
    • Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
  158. Be in submission to your boss
    • 1 Peter 2:18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
  159. Confess and forsake your sins
    • Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
  160. Give to the poor
    • Proverbs 28:27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
  161. Don’t allow your neck to be hardened when reproved by the Lord
    • Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
  162. Don’t be hasty in your words.
    • Proverbs. 29:20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
  163. Be industrious
    • Proverbs. 6:6-8 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
  164. Take care of your body
    • 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
  165. Dress nicely/attractively Remember, although God knows our hearts man looks on the outward appearance.  We don’t have to look like we came out of a rag bag.

    • Psalm 45:13 The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
  166. Look well to the ways of your household
    • Proverbs 31:27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
  167. Submit one to another
    • Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
  168. Don’t be rash with your mouth or be hasty to make promises to God
    • Ecclesiastes 5:2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God
  169. Listen to God’s Word when you go into His house – be more ready to hear than to offer sacrifice
    • Ecclesiastes 5:1 …be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools
  170. Do all that thy hand findeth to do with thy might
    • Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;
  171. Remember your creator in the days of your youth
    • Ecclesiastes 12:2 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, 
  172. Forget the things in the past and press forward  but this one thing I do, 
    • Philippians 3:13-14 ..forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
  173. Esteem Him more than your necessary food
    • Job 23:12 I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
  174. Search and try your ways and turn to God
    • Lam 3:40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.
  175. Don’t be rebellious
    • 1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry
  176. Purpose in your heart that you won’t defile yourself. Daniel Did! (Daniel 1:8)
    • 1 Corinthians 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 
  177. Do justly
    • Micah 6:8 …and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly
  178. Love mercy
    • Micah 6:8 …and what doth the Lord require of thee . . . to love mercy
  179. Consider your ways
    • Haggai 1:5 Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.
  180. Be the salt of the earth
    • Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth
  181. Let your light shine before men
    • Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
  182. Enter into your closet when you pray
    • Matthew 6:6 . . . when thou prayest, enter into thy closet . . . 
  183. Ask, seek knock in prayer
    • Luke 11:9 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
  184. Forgive others
    • Ephesians 4:32 . . . forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
  185. Be kind and tenderhearted
    • Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted. . .
  186. Take no thought of tomorrow
    • Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
  187. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness
    • Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
  188. Remove the beam from your own eye before judging your brother  
    • Luke 6:42  . . . cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, 
  189. Do unto others as you would have them do to you
    • Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them
  190. Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation
    • Mark 14:38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
  191. Deny yourself
    • Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me
  192. Love your neighbor as yourself
    • Mark 12:31 Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
  193. Give
    • 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
  194. Use your talents for the Lord
    • Matthew 25:29 – For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
  195. Be watching for the Lord’s return
    • Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, 
  196. Pray for the Lord to send forth laborers
    • Matthew 9:38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
  197. Be baptized
    • Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: 
  198. Take the Lord’s supper
    • Luke 22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
  199. Be of one accord with your brothers
    • Philippians 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
  200. Think on things that are true, honest, lovely, of good report, etc
    • Philippians 4:8 whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
  201. Give God the glory in all things
    • 2 Corinthians 10:17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
  202. Ask for the power of the Holy Spirit
    • Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
  203. Be saved – it is God’s will that no one perish
    • 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is … not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
  204. Don’t let sin have dominion over you
    • Psalm 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me
  205. Be patient in tribulation
    • Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
  206. Prefer others above yourself
    • Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
  207. Distribute to the saints necessities
    • Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; 
  208. Be hospitable 
    • Romans 12:13 . . . given to hospitality.
  209. Pray for those who persecute you
    • Matthew 5:44 . . . pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you
  210. Rejoice with those who rejoice
    • Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice
  211. Weep with those who weep
    • Romans 12:15 . . . weep with them that weep.
  212. Live peaceable with all as much as possible
    • Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
  213. Be subject to higher powers
    • Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers.
  214. Owe no man anything
    • Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: . . .
  215. Put on the Lord Jesus and don’t make provision for the flesh
    • Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness
  216. Please your neighbor for his good to edification
    • Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
  217. Flee immorality
    • 1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body
  218. Keep your body under subjection
    • 1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection:
  219. Don’t tempt Christ or presume upon Him
    • Deuteronomy 6:16 Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God, . . .
  220. Whatever you do do all to the glory of God
    • 1 Corinthians 10:31  Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
  221. Don’t seek your own, but another man’s wealth – Be more concerned for the well being of another.
    • 1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.
  222. Follow after charity- let love be your highest goal
    • 1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity . . .
  223. Desire spiritual gifts, especially proclaiming the TRUTH
    • 1 Corinthians 14:1 … desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
  224. Edify or encourage one another
    • 1 Corinthians 14:26 Let all things be done unto edifying.
  225. Do things decently and in order
    • 1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
  226. Be stedfast and always abounding in the work of the Lord – work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.
    • 1 Corinthians 15:58 be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
  227. Don’t be weary in well doing
    • 2 Thessalonians 3:13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
  228. Walk by faith not by sight
    • 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight
  229. Don’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers
    • 2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers
  230. Cleanse yourself and work toward complete holiness in the fear of God
    • 2 Corinthians 7:1 let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
  231. Destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ
    • 2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God
  232. Don’t compare yourselves
    • 2 Corinthains 10:12  comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
  233. Glory only in the Lord
    • 2 Corinthians 10:17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord
  234. Take pleasure in trials knowing that God’s grace is sufficient
    • 2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities . . .
  235. Let Christ live through you
    • I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
  236. Stand fast in your liberty and don’t be entangled again in the yoke of bondage
    • Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
  237. Follow the Lord and He will make you a fisher of men
    • Matthew 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men
  238. By love serve one another
    • Galatians 5;13 but by love serve one another.
  239. Be longsuffering
    • Galatians 3:12 . . . put on longsuffering
  240. Be gentle
    • 2 Timothy 2:24 be gentle unto all men
  241. Don’t desire vain glory
    • Galatians 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory
  242. Provoke others by loving and good works
    • Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works
  243. Restore those who are overtaken with faults
    • Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
  244. Bear one another’s burdens
    • Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
  245. Do good to all esp. those of the household of faith
    • Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
  246. You are His workmanship unto good works
    • Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
  247. He wants to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think
    • Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 
  248. Walk worthy of the vocation to which you are called
    • 1 Thessalonians 2:12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
  249. Speak the truth in love
    • Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love
  250. Put off the old man
    • Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
  251. Be renewed in the spirit of your mind
    • Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
  252. Put on the new man
    • Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
  253. Don’t give place to the devil
    • Ephesians 4:27 Neither give place to the devil.
  254. Work with your hands that you may give to him that needeth
    • Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
  255. Don’t let rotten communication come out of your mouth
    • Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth
  256. Walk in love
    • Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us
  257. Don’t talk foolishly or jestingly
    • Ephesians 5:4 let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; . . . Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting,
  258. Don’t let others deceive you with vain words – don’t partake with them
    • Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words:
  259. Walk as children of light
    • Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
  260. Don’t fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness, but reprove them
    • Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
  261. Walk circumspectly
    • Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise
  262. Redeem the time
    • Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
  263. Speak to yourselves in Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs
    • Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
  264. Don’t provoke your children to anger
    • Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: 
  265. Bring your children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord
    • Ephesians 6:4 bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
  266. Obey your masters
    • 1 Peter 2:18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
  267. Serve as unto the Lord doing His will from your heart
    • Ephesians 6:6-7 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
  268. Have on the belt of Truth
    • Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
  269. Put on the breastplate of righteousness
    • Ephesians 6:15 and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
  270. Have your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace
    • Ephesians 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
  271. Take the shield of faith in order to quench the fiery darts of the wicked
    • Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
  272. Take the helmet of salvation
    • Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, …
  273. Take the sword of the spirit
    • Ephesians 6:17 … and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
  274. Open your mouth boldly to make known the gospel
    • Ephesians 6:19 that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
  275. Approve things that are excellent
    • Philippians 1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.
  276. Be filled with the fruits of righteousness
    • Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
  277. Let Christ be magnified in your body
    • Philippians 1:20 . . . so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
  278. Be likeminded
    • Philippians 2:2 . . . that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind
  279. Don’t be terrified by your adversary
    • Philippians 1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries
  280. Do all things without complaining
    • Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
  281. Be blameless and harmless
    • Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless . . .
  282. Hold forth the word of life
    • Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life . . .
  283. Don’t be anxious
    • Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing . . .
  284. Pray about everything with thanksgiving
    • Philippians 4:6 . . . in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
  285. Be content no matter what
    • Hebrews 13:5 . . . be content with such things as ye have . . .
  286. Do all through Christ’s strength
    • Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
  287. Beware not to let someone take you captive with their empty philosophies and/or humanistic thinking. 
    • Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit
  288. Set your affection on things above
    • Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
  289. Let the peace of God rule in your hearts
    • Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts
  290. Let the word of Christ well in your richly in all wisdom
    • Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom
  291. Teach and admonish one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs
    • Colossians 3:16 . . . teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
  292. Do all in the name of the Lord Jesus
    • Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
  293. Take heed to the ministry to which you are called
    • Colossians 4:17 Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
  294. Study to be quiet and do your own business
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:11 . . . that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business
  295. Warn the unruly
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:14 warn them that are unruly. . .
  296. Encourage those who are weak hearted
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:14 . . . comfort the feebleminded, support the weak,
  297. be patient with all
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:14 . . . be patient toward all men.
  298. Despise not prophesying
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:20 Despise not prophesyings.
  299. Prove all things
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good
  300. Hold fast the form of sound words
    • 2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words


Until the Lord Comes

Until the Lord comes, and as you trust and obey, focus on this:

According to 1Timothy 4:13-16

Read the Scriptures

Encourage other believers and teach them

Don’t neglect the gifts that God has given you

Give yourself wholly to these things, keep a close watch on how you live and on your teaching and stay true to what is right.  Yes, this is the will of God for each of us.

I love how the author of the song below expresses what is the will of God. 

You can also find the story behind this song after you listen to it.


Lauren Renee Sparks

Thank you so much for this. It must have taken such a long time to put together. I’m going to save it for a resource.


    It did take a long time. The actual list didn’t take too long because when you start thinking about God’s Word and what it says you realize how much is in there, but I wanted to put a Scripture with each one. That is what took so long. Thanks for coming by.

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