Before doing this study, please read the 1-minute introduction The Customer is Not Always Right—But God Is. It talks about our incredible God and our need to trust Him fully.
1. We must make sure we are walking the walk, not simply talking the talk.
1 Corinthians 4:20: "For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power."
Hebrews 11:6: "Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."
Jeremiah 9:23-24: "This is what the Lord says: 'Let not the wise boast of their wisdom
or the strong boast of their strength
or the rich boast of their riches,
but let the one who boasts boast about this:
that they have the understanding to know me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight,' declares the Lord."
2. Colossians 3 offers some helpful suggestions for walking the walk. Can you list them and think of practical ways to live them out?
Colossians 3:1-3,5,16-17: "Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God...5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry...16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
You can read this entire passage (1-17) if you'd like. I cut it down to the things most pertinent to our study, but the entire passage is helpful.
See Dwelling on Scripture for a 1-minute idea about letting God's Word dwell in your heart.
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