Fixing My Mind, Thinking With A Purpose:
Whatever You Think You Become (Part 6)
Delivered by Trennie L. Williams
Christ Tabernacle Misssionary Baptist Church
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8)
“…whatever is just….”
Just – (derived from Greek words dikaios, dike, deiknuo) means to show oneself as innocent, right, holy.
The derivative of these words is used at least 117 in the Bible. Is it important to live innocently, right and holy? Yes
Here are some nuggets to help you be on track as a just person. You are being just by:
1. Keeping God’s way daily.
For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.” (Genesis 18:19)
2. Following the Lord so His blessings shall follow you.
Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the LORD your God is giving you. (Deuteronomy 16:20)
3. True leadership that reverences God.
The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has said to me: When one rules justly over men, ruling in the fear of God, (2 Samuel 23:3)
4. Delighting Him with a truly balanced life.
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight. (Proverbs 11:1)
A just balance and scales are the LORD’s; all the weights in the bag are his work. (Proverbs 16:11)
5. Righteousness and integrity.
The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him! (Proverbs 20:7)
The path of the righteous is level; you make level the way of the righteous. (Isaiah 26:7)
6. Being an example of Christ-likeness.
This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you— if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. (Titus 1:5-9)
7. Living in faith.
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. (Habakkuk 2:4)
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. (Romans 1: 17)
But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. (Galatians 3:11)
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. (Hebrews 10:38)