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20 Commands of Jesus

If you ask a typical man or woman on the street to name some commands of Jesus Christ, they are usually unable to name any, or maybe just one or two. Today we present twenty commands of Jesus given in his famous Sermon on the Mount. Matthew Chapters 5 though 7.

At first reading, these sayings seem too lofty and idealistic, not at all practical for the natural man. In fact, they go against the grain of what someone in the world thinks is right and just. Only by our surrendering our life in this world to Christ and letting His Spirit lead us, can we begin to see the wisdom and usefulness of these commands. And as we put them into practice, they lead to a life more abundant.

Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven and His righteousness.

Love your enemies. Pray for those who persecute you.

Swear no oaths. Avoid making promises.

Settle quickly with your adversaries.

Make peace with your brother before bringing your gift to the altar.

Go the second mile. Do more than what is expected.

Pray, fast and do your good deeds secretly.

Do not look lustfully upon a woman, lest you commit adultery with her in your heart.

If you marry, stay faithful until death. Anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Forgive others and you will be forgiven.

No one can serve two masters. You cannot serve God and money.

Do not worry about tomorrow or what you will eat, or drink or wear. Your heavenly Father knows your needs.

Be as perfect as your Father in Heaven in treating the good and the evil.

Give to the one who asks. Do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow.

Do not resist an evil person. Turn the other cheek.

Store up treasures in heaven. Where your treasure is, there your heart will be.

Do not judge or you will be judged. In the same way that you judge others, you will be judged.

Do not throw your pearls to pigs. Do not give dogs what is sacred.

Ask, seek and knock and it will be given to you.

Enter through the narrow gate. Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life.

Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine, and puts them into practice, is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the steams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house. Yet it did not fall because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24 through 25.

Wake up and repent. The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.