A Day In The Life Of A Christian
- SCRIPTURE READING:
13:11-14 = "And that, knowing the time,
that now it is high time to
awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than
when we believed. The
night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore
cast off the works of
darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us
walk honestly, as in the
day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering
and wantonness, not in
strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make not provision
for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof."
- PAUL SPEAKS ABOUT GODLY LIVING:
- In these four verse he give a very
timely lesson on the appropriate godly living of a
child of God.
- The lesson is presented in
the course of a days activity.
- Getting up.
- Getting dressed.
- Plan for the day.
- Necessary provisions to consider.
- THE GETTING UP HOUR:
- The time to get up has arrived:
13:11 = "And that, knowing the time,
that now it is high time to
awake out of sleep:
- The sleep we are to awaken
from is not natural (physical) sleep, but the sleep
of listlessness, and negligence.
- Listlessness has to
do with being indifferent or neutral in our
24:15 = "And if it seem evil
unto you to serve the LORD,
choose you this day whom ye will serve;
whether the gods
which your fathers served that were on the
other side of the
flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose
land ye dwell: but
as for me and my house, we will serve the
6:24 = "No man can serve two
masters: for either he
will hate the one, and love the other; or
else he will hold to the
one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve
God and mammon."
3:15-16 = "I know thy works,
that thou art neither
cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because
thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,
I will spue thee
out of my mouth."
- Negligence has to do with
being careless of doing that which should be
done, which is the same as disregarding the
importance of something.
2:3 = "How shall we escape, if
we neglect so great salvation;
which at the first began to be spoken by the
Lord, and was confirmed
unto us by them that heard him;"
13:3 = "I tell you, Nay: but, except
ye repent, ye shall all
4:17 = "Therefore to him that knoweth
to do good, and doeth it
not, to him it is sin."
- The call is urgent and
it is imperative.
- The urgency is seen
Corinthians 6:2 = "(For he saith,
I have heard thee in a time
accepted, and in the day of salvation have
I succoured thee:
behold, now is the accepted time; behold,
now is the day of
25:13 = "Watch therefore, for
ye know neither the day
nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."
- The imperative factor is
seen in that there is something we can avoid
and must be ready for.
5:12 = "Wherefore, as by one man sin
entered into the world, and
death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for
that all have sinned:"
9:27 = "And as it is appointed unto
men once to die, but after this
- The day has dawned.
Knowing the time
" or "
- We must not oversleep.
- So many of us love to snooze
a little longer. Get up now!
- Why is this so imperative?
13:11 = "
For now is our salvation
nearer than when we
- The time is fast approaching:
25:13 = "Watch therefore, for ye
know neither the day nor
the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."
- The final consummation is upon
us that is the judgment of all things we
9:27 = "And as it is appointed unto men
once to die, but after this the
Corinthians 5:10 = "For we must all appear
before the judgment seat of Christ;
that every one may receive the things done in his body,
according to that he hath
done, whether it be good or bad."
- GETTING DRESSED -- PUTTING ON THE
WORKING GARMENTS FOR THE DAY.
13:12 = "The night is far spent, the day
is at hand:
- We must put off the garments
of the night.
13:12 = "
Let us therefore cast
off the works of darkness
- The are the clothes of the night.
- We should be ashamed to wear
these during the day.
3:19 = "And this is the condemnation,
that light is come into the
world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because
their deeds were
- We must put on:
13:12 = "
And let us put on the
armour of light."
- Children of God are to
walk in the light and not in the dark.
12:36 = "While ye have light,
believe in the light, that ye may be
the children of light. These things spake
Jesus, and departed, and
did hide himself from them."
Corinthians 6:14 = "Be ye not unequally
yoked together with
unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness
unrighteousness? and what communion hath light
Thessalonians 5:5-8 = "Ye are
all the children of light, and the
children of the day: we are not of the night,
nor of darkness.
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but
let us watch and be
sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night;
and they that be
drunken are drunken in the night. 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."
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."
- The word "Armor" in Romans
13:12, signifies that the Christian is a
and must dress ready for battle as noted in Ephesians
6:13-19. In his battle
6:13-19 = "Wherefore take unto you the whole
armour of God, that ye
may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done
all, to stand. Stand
therefore, having your loins girt about with truth,
and having on the breastplate
of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation
of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith
ye shall be able to quench all the
fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with
all prayer and
supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with
all perseverance and
supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance
may be given unto me,
that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery
of the gospel,"
- PLAN FOR THE DAY HOW WE
- Postively Paul says:
13:1 = "Let us walk honestly, as in
- Walk as Jesus set us an
John 2:6 = "He that saith he abideth
in him ought himself also so to
walk, even as he walked."
Peter 2:21-22 = "For even hereunto
were ye called: because Christ
also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that
ye should follow his
steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found
in his mouth:"
- The kind of walking includes
purity, love, and humble obedience to the
John 1:6 = "If we say that we have fellowship
with him, and walk in
darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:"
2:6 = "As ye have therefore received
Christ Jesus the Lord, so
walk ye in him:"
- Negatively Paul says:
13:13 = "
Not in rioting and drunkenness,
not in chambering
and wantonness, not in strife and envying."
- Not living a life of sensuality:
- Rioting - A carousel of reveling.
- Drunkenness Being
under in intoxicating influence of alcohol.
- Chambering Sexual
pleasures of the world.
- Wantonness filthy,
lasciviousness, lewd emotions or desires.
- Not living a life of hatred:
- Strife - Contention, debate,
- Envying - Indignation, jealousy,
- WHOLESOME PROVISIONS -- SOME NECESSARY
PROVISIONS WE NEED
- That which is needed or necessary:
13:14 = "But put ye on the Lord Jesus
- This is done in baptism.
3:26-27 = "For ye are all the children
of God by faith in
Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been
baptized into Christ
have put on Christ."
- When one puts on Christ, this
includes His love, gentleness, purity and
- When one puts on Christ he is
fully clothed and equipped for the daily battle
a Christian will face.
Timothy 3:16-17 = "All scripture is
given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in
righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect,
unto all good works."
- That which is forbidden:
13:14 = "
And make not provision
for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts
- We need to give consideration
to the necessities of the body, but not to the
lust of the body.
- Natural needs of the body must
be considered, but the wanton appetites
must be checked and denied.
- Have you awaken out of sleep?
- Have you cast off the works of darkness?
- Are you walking honestly before God?
- Have you put on the Lord Jesus Christ?
- BEGIN TODAY IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE THESE
- DO NOT WASTE THE ONLY DAY YOU HAVE!
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