Getting By, Getting Along, Getting Even

Getting By
Getting By, Getting Along, Getting Even
(A Minimal Guide for Life)
1. Keep the Ten Commandments (EXO 20:3-17; DEU 4:13), the Sabbath command by full faith in and submission to Christ. HEB 4:3, 10-11.
2. Emphasize the most important virtues. MIC 6:8; MAT 23:23; 1CO 13:13.
3. Eschew pride. PRO 16:18; JAM 4:6.
4. Desire God’s honor, not man’s. 1SAM 2:30; JOH 5:44.
5. Fear God more than man. MAT 10:28.
6. Be wise about good. ROM 16:19.
7. Maintain a clear conscience. ACT 24:16; 1PE 3:16.
8. Avoid soul snares. ROM 13:14.
9. Govern your liberties or they will govern you. GAL 5:13.
10. Control your spirit. PRO 14:29; 16:32; 25:28.
11. Bridle the tongue. JAM 3:2.
12. Purify the heart. JAM 4:8; MAT 5:8.
13. Keep good company. PRO 13:20; PSA 119:63.
14. Seek counsel for major or uncertain issues. PRO 15:22; 27:9.
15. De-clutter, de-stress, get adequate rest. PSA 127:2; MAT 11:28-30.
16. Beware of super-righteousness and perfectionism. ECC 7:16; COL 2:20-23.
17. Pray without ceasing. 1TH 5:17.
18. Believe that God is with you for good. ISA 41:10; JOH 16:33.
Getting Along
1. Abide by the Golden Rule. MAT 7:12; 1TH 5:15.
2. Establish good principles and live them. PSA 17:3; DAN 1:8.
3. Be known for honesty and integrity. HEB 13:18; JOB 27:5.
4. Please God. PRO 16:7 ct/w 1TH 2:15.
5. Be more ready to hear than speak. JAM 1:19.
6. Judge others righteously. JOH 7:24, 51.
7. Respect godly authority. 1PE 2:13-16; 3:13.
8. Correct others in love and be correctable. GAL 6:1; PSA 141:5.
9. Suffer minor abuses and go the extra mile. ECC 7:21-22; MAT 5:38-42.
10. Don’t enable folly. Please others for their good. ROM 15:1-2.
11. Be kind, tenderhearted, compassionate, merciful. EPH 4:32; JUDE 1:22; JAM 2:13.
12. Show yourself friendly to friends. PRO 18:24.
13. Promptly make amends to one you have wronged. MAT 5:25-26.
14. Don’t meddle. PRO 26:17; 1PE 4:15.
15. Be hospitable. ROM 12:13; HEB 13:2.
16. Establish boundaries for yourself and for others. PRO 25:17; JDG 19:3-10.
17. Love peace, not strife. PRO 15:1; 17:19; MAT 5:9.
Getting Even
1. Love enemies, bless cursers, pray for persecutors. MAT 5:43-48.
2. Do not recompense evil with evil. ROM 12:17.
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3. Avenge not yourself. ROM 12:19.
4. Do the unexpected towards your adversary. ROM 12:20.
5. Forgive from the heart (with qualification). MAT 6:14-15; 18:35; LUK 17:3-4; PRO 19:11.
6. It may not be possible to live peaceably with all men. ROM 12:18.
7. Law serves a purpose. 1CO 6:1; ACT 22:25; 23:3; 1TI 1:8.
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