Dayana T (18 June 2011)
"`ONLY DOING THE WILL OF GOD`"
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light; But if your eye is bad your whole body will be in darkness. And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be.
who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise
man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and
the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had
been set solidly on rock. And everyone who listens to these words of
mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on
sand. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted
the house. And it collapsed and was completly ruined.``
Not everyone who says to me, `Lord, Lord, will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, `` whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.
(obedience to God, to seek to please Him daily, DAILY CONVERSION and sacrifice)
He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, ``Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.
(innocence and purity of a child is crucial to ENTER the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN)
I say to you, every one who looks at a woman with lust has already
committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you
to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one
of your members than to have your whole body thrown into Gehenna.
then said to those Jews who believed in Him, ``If you remain in my
word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and
the truth will set you free.
If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
1 Corinthians 7:15
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? shall I then take Christ`s members and make them the members of a prostitute? of course not!
1 Corinthians 7:19-20
Do you know that your
body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God,
and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price.
Therefore glorify God in your body.
2 Corinthians 5:1-4
we know that if our earthly dwelling, a tent, should be destroyed, we
have a building from God, a dwelling not made with hands, eternal in
heaven. For in this tent we groan, longing, to be further clothed with
our heavenly habitation if indeed, when we have taken it off, we shall not be found naked. For while we are in this tent we groan and are weighed down, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
2 Corinthians 5:6-10
So we are always courageous, although we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yet we are courageous, and we would rather leave the body and go home to the Lord. Therefore we aspire to please him, whether we are at home or away.
For we must all appear before the Judgment seat of Christ, so that each
one may receive recompense, according to what he did in the body,
whether good or evil.
2 Corinthians 5:16-17
Consequently, from now on we
regard no one according to the flesh; even if we once knew Christ
according to the flesh, yet now we know him so no longer. So whoever is
in Christ is a new Creation: the old things have passed away; behold,
new things have come.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.
What then shall we say? shall we persist in sin that grace may abound of course not! How can we
who died to sin yet live in it? or are you unaware that we who were
baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? we were indeed
buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was
raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in
newness of life.
We know that our old self was crucified with him, so that our sinful body might be done away with, that we might no longer be in slavery to sin.
Consequently, you too must think of yourselves as being dead to sin and living for God in Christ Jesus.
For those who live
according to the flesh are concerned with the things of the flesh, but
those who live according to the spirit with the things of the spirit.
The concern of the flesh is death, but the concern of the spirit is life
and peace. For the concern of the flesh is hostility toward God; it
does not submit to the law of God, nor can it it; and those who are in
the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh; on the
contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in
Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good.
Put to death, then, the
parts of you that are earthly: immorality, impurity, passion, evil
desire, and the greed that is idolatry. Because of these the wrath of
God is coming ``upon the disobedient.``
Strive for peace with everyone, and for that holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
advice you to buy from me gold refined by fire so that you may be rich,
and white garments to put on so that your shameful nakedness may not be
exposed, and buy ointment to smear on your eyes so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and chastise. Be earnest, therefore, and repent.
(``Behold, I am coming like a thief.`` Blessed is the one who watches and keeps his clothes ready, so that he may not go naked and people see him exposed.)
Let the wicked still act wickedly, and the filthy still be filthy. The righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.``
Behold, I am coming soon. I bring with me the recompense I will give to each according to his deeds.
New American Bible Saint Joseph Edition