Never Follow A Stranger
"His sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice." (Joh 10:4b-5)
Never Use Flattery
"You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness." (1Th 2:5)
Never Tire Of Doing Good
"And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good." (2Th 3:13)
Never Stop Teaching And Proclaiming The Good News
"Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah." (Act 5:42)
Never Be Lacking In Zeal
"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." (Rom 12:11)
Never Boast, Except in The Cross
"May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." (Gal 6:14)
Never Let His Word Depart From Your Mouth
"Never take your word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws." (Psa 119:43)
Never Forget His Precepts
"I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life." (Psa 119:93)
Never Let Love And Faithfulness Leave You
"Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart." (Pro 3:3)
In summary, some of the things we should never do, according to the Bible include the following: never follow a stranger, never use flattery, never tire of doing good, never stop teaching and proclaiming the Good News, never be lacking in zeal, never boast, except in the cross, never let His Word depart from your mouth, never forget His precepts, and never let love and faithfulness leave you.
As a companion to this article, you are invited to read my "Always" post and the other articles in this "Never" series.
Attribution notice: Scripture quotations taken from the Holy Bible NIV, copyright Zondervan, used by permission.
Author's note: If you enjoyed this post, please also see the following: Sins That Will Keep You From Heaven, The Top Ten Things Jesus Taught, Living a Life Worthy of the Lord, Keeping a Good Conscience, and Living on Earth as They Do in Heaven. You may find the Main Directory for this blog at Home, and you may also access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."
Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus. Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15). He preached that we must repent and believe.
Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International. He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.