49 Commands of Christ
04/09/20

By ITW Staff

What are 49 Ways to Love God and Others?

We are reminded in the 12 Gospel readings on Holy Thursday that Jesus gave his disciples a new commandment: “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” (John 13:34,35)

As we go through Holy Week preparing for Pascha, let us consider how we have obeyed the commands of Christ as found in the scriptures. Below is a list of the commands of Christ, where the command is found in the Bible, and the character quality we need to follow the command.

1. Repent-Matthew 4:17 Humility

2. Follow Me-Matthew 4:19 Meekness

3. Rejoice-Matthew 5:12 Joyfulness

4. Let Your Light Shine-Matthew 5:16 Generosity

5. Honor God’s Law-Matthew 5:17-18 Love

6. Be Reconciled-Matthew 5:24-25 Responsibility

7. Do Not Commit Adultery-Matthew 5:29-30 Self-Control

8. Keep Your Word-Matthew 5:37 Truthfulness

9. Go the Second Mile-Matthew 5:38-42 Deference

10. Love Your Enemies-Matthew 5:44 Creativity

11. Be Perfect-Matthew 5:48 Sincerity

12. Practice Secret Disciplines-Matthew 6:1-18 Faith

13. Lay Up Treasures-Matthew 6:19-21 Thriftiness

14. Seek God’s Kingdom-Matthew 6:33 Initiative

15. Judge Not-Matthew 7:1 Discernment

16. Do Not Cast Pearls-Matthew 7:6 Discretion

17. Ask, Seek, and Knock-Matthew 7:7-8 Resourcefulness

18. Do Unto Others-Matthew 7:12 Sensitivity

19. Choose the Narrow Way-Matthew 7:13-14 Decisiveness

20. Beware of False Prophets-Matthew 7:15 Alertness

21. Pray For Laborers-Matthew 9:38 Compassion

22. Be Wise as Serpents-Matthew 10:16 Wisdom

23. Fear Not-Matthew 10:26 Boldness

24. Hear God’s Voice-Matthew 11:15 Attentiveness

25. Take My Yoke-Matthew 11:29 Obedience

26. Honor Your Parents-Matthew 15:4 Honor/Reverence

27. Beware of Leaven-Matthew 16:6  Virtue

28. Deny Yourself-Luke 9:23 Determination

29. Despise Not Little Ones-Matthew 18:10 Tolerance

30. Go To Offenders-Matthew 18:15 Justice

31. Beware of Covetousness-Luke 12:15 Contentment

32. Forgive Offenders-Matthew 18:21-22 Forgiveness

33. Honor Marriage-Matthew 19:6 Loyalty

34. Be a Servant-Matthew 20:26-28 Availability

35. Be a House of Prayer-Matthew 21:13 Persuasiveness

36. Ask in Faith-Matthew 21:21-22 Patience

37. Bring in the Poor-Luke 14:12-14 Hospitality

38. Render to Caesar-Matthew 22:19-21 Gratefulness

39. Love the Lord-Matthew 22:37-38 Enthusiasm

40. Love Your Neighbor-Matthew 22:39 Gentleness

41. Await My Return-Matthew 24:42-44 Punctuality

42. Take, Eat, and Drink-Matthew 26:26-27 Thoroughness

43. Be Born Again-John 3:7 Security

44. Keep My Commandments-John 14:15 Diligence

45. Watch and Pray-Matthew 26:41 Endurance

46. Feed My Sheep-John 21:15-16 Dependability

47. Baptize My Disciples-Matthew 28:19 Cautiousness

48. Receive God’s Power-Luke 24:49 Orderliness

49. Make Disciples-Matthew 28:20 Flexibility

How many commands of Christ are you obeying? Where do you need improvement?

Resource: http://www.discipleshiptools.org/apps/articles/?articleid=36885&columnid=4189

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