Life Lessons and Commandments From The Bible
There are many facets of life that most of us seek to understand more clearly and we search for the meaning of life and we try to grow from our life lessons. We question ourselves sometimes to know if we are doing things even halfway right.
The place to search for answers is easy to find if we remember that the truth and the best life examples and lessons lie within a Book. This book is the most sold book in the world- ‘The Word of God, The Bible.’
We know, however, that many people have not realized the power of God’s Words, His existence, or His Son, Christ Jesus. If you are on the fence about the life lessons that God has given instructions for, just take your time. Be open-minded, and ask the Lord, God to give you the answers you need. He will when you authentically open up your heart to Him.
His instructions are real, sure, safe, and will always guide you in the right direction. When you put your trust in Him, everything will change. Your outlook on life, your desires, your intentions, your emotions, and most of all your soul, and spirit.
Some of the Greatest Teachings:
• Love The Lord, Thou God, With All Thy Heart:
Here you will find in the Old and New Testament Scriptures where God and Jesus Christ repeated the greatest commandment. There are many scriptures where you will find how we must love God and believe in Him.
In the following scripture, is when Jesus was speaking to a multitude of people; and when he came into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, who was he?
While Jesus was speaking in parables; then one of them, who was a lawyer asked him trying to tempt him:
“Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22: 37-40
More verses like the above:
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.” Mark 12:30, there are others… Luke 10:27, Mark 12:33, and more.
The Old Testament:
“And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,” Deuteronomy 11:13, Deuteronomy 13:3, Joshua 22:5, Deuteronomy 11:22, and more
• Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself
Love thy neighbor as thyself – the second commandment is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Matthew 22:39 as above.
The passage of scripture means that we should treat others with the same love, respect, and kindness that we would want for ourselves. It is a call to be compassionate and empathetic towards others, regardless of their background or beliefs.
The meaning of “neighbor” in this context is not limited to people who live next door to us. Rather, it refers to anyone we come across in our daily lives, including strangers and even our enemies The parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37 illustrates this point. In this story, a man is robbed and left for dead on the side of the road. A priest and a Levite pass by him without helping, but a Samaritan stops to care for him, even though Samaritans and Jews were enemies at the time.
• Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
This admonition is often interpreted as a call to prioritize one’s relationship with God above all else. It means that we should seek to live according to God’s will and follow His commandments, rather than focusing solely on worldly concerns such as wealth, power, or status
The phrase “kingdom of God” refers to the spiritual realm where God reigns supreme. It is a place of peace, love, and harmony, where all people are equal in the eyes of God By seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, we are striving to live in accordance with these values and principles.
The phrase “His righteousness” refers to the moral character of God. It means that we should strive to live a life that is pleasing to God by following His commandments and living according to His will By doing so, we can experience true happiness and fulfillment in life.
” But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6: 33, 34
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. Proverbs 3: 5-7
This takes discipline, studying the scripture, and growing in knowledge. Often we jump ahead with our decisions in life. Then things somehow do not turn out like we had hoped. It is wise to go to the Lord and seek His plan and acknowledge that He can show us the right paths that we should take.
When things happen and get out of control, that is when we must trust Him the most. We as humans do not understand all things as Jesus does.
When we do not understand remember the scripture: “My thoughts are not your thoughts, sayest the Lord; neither are your ways, my ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55: 8, 9
• Have Faith in God
Without faith, it is impossible to please the Lord. One must believe that God exists and believe that He made the world and everything in it.
Faith is the means by which believers come to God and put their trust in Him for salvation. The Bible defines faith as “being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see”. Hebrews 11: 1.
In other words, faith is about trusting God and putting your confidence in Him. It’s about having hope and believing that God will help you through difficult times.
The Bible also teaches that faith is a gift from God. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” Ephesians 2:8-9
You must have “faith” that is steadfast, never doubting God’s Words, His promises, and His dedication to giving you the needs that are evident within your life.
What is Faith in The Bible: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
“But without faith, it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:5
When you are a child of God, He is going to help you survive whatever comes within your life. It may not be exactly what you “want,” but it will be to your advantage.
It is through faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God. All things were made by Him. Hebrews 11: 3 By faith Abel offered up more sacrifice than Cain. Hebrews 11: 4 By faith Isaiah offered up Issacc…Hebrews 11:17
The Life Lessons and Instructions to Follow From the Bible
• Repentance of sins is essential.
• Ask God for the forgiveness of your sins.
• Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
• Forgive others who have wronged you.
• Love your enemies.
• Don’t be hypocritical.
• Follow peace with all men.
• Seek the Lord while he may be found.
• Cleave to that which is good.
• Seek wisdom and with all of your wisdom, seek understanding.
• Seek the Lord with thine whole heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding, and
• “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.” Psalms 118:29
Just a little EndNote:
There is so much more but we cannot put all of it in this post. Just know that all of God’s wonders are meant for you, and be assured that He is merciful and that mercy endureth forever.
Additional Reading: Life Lessons God Taught Me