Steps To A Balanced Life: Scriptures

(Source: King James Version of the Holy Bible)

  1. Seek the Lord …… Matthew 6:33

“ But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things (water, bread, clothing and shelter) shall be added unto you.”

Love the Lord and your neighbor … Mark 12:30-31

“ And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love they neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”

  1. Seek God’s Plan of Salvation …. John 8:34,35-36

“ Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever, committed sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever; but the son abideth ever, If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”

“ All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

“ Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, but God’s wrath remains on him.” John 3:36

“ Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 John 4:10

“ If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar; and is word in not in us.” I John 1: 8-10. Also, read Psalm 32:5; Psalm 51:2;

“ For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 See also: Genesis 2:17

“ I beseech you therefore, brethren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Romans 12:1

“ Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 See also: Matthew 1:21

“ For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, how is the day of salvation.”

2 Corinthians 6:2 See also: Isaiah 49:8

  1. Salvation is a free gift. How do we receive it?
  1. Repent of your sin … Luke 18:13
  2. Confess your belief to God … Romans 10:8-10
  3. Pray … Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4 See also: Ps. 86:11; Ps. 18:28; Ps. 101:1; Ps. 25:1-2; Neh. 9:5-6; 1 Chron. 29:10-11; Ps. 17:6; Ps. 86:12; Ps. 25:21; Ps. 103:5; Ps. 27:7; 2 Chron. 7:14;
  4. Accept God’s promise to forgive and save you … 1 Corinthians 5:7; Philippians 1:6 and 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 5:7

Additional Scriptures: Born Again John 3:1-16; By Grace Ephesians 2:1-10; By Blood Romans 5:6-11; Forgiven Isaiah 1:18; Free 1 Corinthians 15:1-4: Only Name Acts 16:25-34; Repentance 2 Corinthians 7:9, 10; Through Faith Romans 10:1-10

My Prayer: God be merciful to me a sinner! I believe Christ died for me and that His Precious blood will cleanse me from all my sin. By faith I now receive the Lord Jesus Christ into my heart as my Lord and my Savior; trusting Him for the salvation of my soul. Help me Lord to do thy will each day. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

  1. Walk in God’s principles … 1 John 1:7

“ But if we “walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

  1. Cultivate fellowship with God’s people … 2 Corinthian 6:14 >

“ Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?” See also: 2 Corin. 13:14; Phil. 2:1; Acts 2:42; I Corin. 1:9; 1 Corin. 10:20; 2 Corin. 8:14; Phil. 1:5; Phil. 3:10; Eph. 3:9; 1 John 1:3; 1 John 1:7

  1. Realize your value and God’s purpose for your life … Ephesians 2:10; Romans 8:28

“ For we are “his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Eph. 2:10; “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Rom. 8:28

  1. Be Prepared to wait … Psalm 27:14

“ Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” See also: Ps. 25:5: Acts 1:4; Gen. 49:18; Ps. 37:34: Luke 12:36; Rom. 8:23; 1 Thess. 1:10

  1. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit … John 14:26

“ But “the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, Whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” See also: Acts 1:8; Mark 13:11; Matt. 12:31; Rom. 16:16; Luke 1:35; Luke 3:22

  1. Place your faith and hope in God … 1 Thess. 4:13

“ But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.”

“ Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.” Romans 12:12

“ But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.” 1 Thess. 5:8