Christians have a great responsibility as servants of the Lord. Knowing what these responsibilities are is but the first step to living out a fruitful Christian life.
While being a child of God brings many perks and benefits that nothing in this life can rival, it also entails great duties that are very fulfilling and satisfying when we do them with all our heart. After all, these are but the things that we were meant to do: things that please and glorify God, and bring our fellowmen into the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Are you excited to know your Christian responsibilities so that you can live a fruitful and fulfilling life? Here are some Bible verses that tell us what some of our duties are.
Love God before self and others (Matthew 22:36-40)
“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second commandment is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
Preach the gospel to everyone in the world (Mark 16:15; parallel Matthew 28:18-20)
“And then [Jesus] told [His disciples], “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.”
Help a fellow believer get back on the right path (Galatians 6:1-3)
“Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.”
Do what is good because of God’s grace (Titus 3:1-7)
“Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers. They should be obedient, always ready to do what is good. They must not slander anyone and must avoid quarrelling. Instead, they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone. Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other. But when God our Saviour revealed His kindness and love, He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Because of His grace He made us right in His sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.”
Defend others in need (Proverbs 31:8-9)
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.”
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