How To Live

Often the world tells us that to “Live Well” is the purpose of our existence here. Some perverted versions of the gospel copy this and tell us to “live our best life now.” Others, like the popular campaign by a now disgraced popular athlete told us to “Live Strong.” 

Although there might certainly be worse ways to live that “well” or “strong,” these are not the lives to which we have been called by Christ through the gospel.

Matt. 4:4  “on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God”
Jn. 6:59 “live forever more” by eating the bread of heaven. (Christ)
Rom. 1:17; Gal. 3:11; Heb. 10:38 “live by faith”
Rom. 14:8  “live for the Lord.”
2 Cor. 5:15  “live…for Him who died and rose again on [our] behalf.”
2 Cor. 13:11  “live in peace”
Gal. 2:19 “live to God”
Gal. 2:20 “live by faith in the Son of God”
Gal. 5:25“live by the Spirit”
Phil. 4:2 “live in harmony in the Lord”
1 Thess. 5:13  “live in peace with one another”
2 Tim. 3:12  “live godly in Christ Jesus”
1 Pet. 2:24 “live to righteousness”
1 Pet. 3:7  “live with your wives in an understanding way”
1 Pet. 4:6 “live in the spirit according to the will of God”
1 Jn. 4:9  “live through Him”