July 17, 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge {Word #15}, Others

Challenge Word #15: Others

[copied and pasted from Patter cross blog]

{I will be posting my layout later}

As Christians, we are called to seek the good of others, carry each other’s burdens, value others above ourselves, encourage others, serve others, etc. Here are just a few examples of what God’s Word tells us about others:

Glorify Him before Others
Matthew 5:16In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Acknowledge Him before Others
Matthew 10:32Whoever acknowledges Me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven." (see also Luke 12:8)

The Golden Rule
Matthew 7:12So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (see also Luke 6:31)

Forgive Others
Matthew 6:15But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Seek the Good of Others
1 Corinthians 10:24No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.”

Carry Each Other’s Burdens
Galatians 6:2Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

Build up Others with our Words
Ephesians 4:29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

Value Others Above Ourselves
Philippians 2:3-4Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”

Encourage with Sound Doctrine
Titus 1:8-10Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.”

Serve Others with our Gifts
1 Peter 4:10Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

Don’t Share in the Sins of Others
1 Timothy 5:22Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.”

Wow, what a list, and I did not even list them all. But God clearly shows us through His Word that we are to put others before ourselves. In today’s world, this is especially important to share with the younger generation. I pray that you will use these scriptures to share with your children, grandchildren, Sunday School classes, and wherever else God may lead you to share. His Word is clear. Will you pray about how God might use you in everyday circumstances to show His love by putting others first? And as we put others first, His Word promises:

Proverbs 11:25A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

What a beautiful promise!

*´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•' Have A Great Day! ~Love Barbara~

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