Commandments of Christ

See also: Statement of Faith and Doctrines to be Rejected

The following are a small collection of the commandments for believers to observe and seek to do as servants of the Most High.

  1. Love your enemies; do good to them that hate you (Matthew 5:44).
  2. Resist not evil: if a man smite thee on one cheek, turn to him the other also (Matthew 5:39,40).
  3. Avenge not yourselves; rather give place unto wrath; and suffer yourselves to be defrauded (Romans 12:18,19; 1 Corinthians 6:7).
  4. If a man take away thy goods, ask them not again (Luke 6:29,30).
  5. Agree with your adversary quickly, submitting even to wrong for the sake of peace (Matthew 5:25; 1 Corinthians 6:7).
  6. Labour not to be rich; be ready to every good work, give to those who ask; relieve the afflicted (Proverbs 23:4; Titus 3:1; 1 Timothy 6:8; Romans 12:13; Hebrews 13:16; James 1:27).
  7. Do not your alms before men: let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth (Matthew 6:1-4).
  8. Recompense to no man evil for evil: overcome evil with good (Romans 12:17-21).
  9. Bless them that curse you; let no cursing come out of your mouth (Matthew 5:44; Romans 12:14).
  10. Render not evil for evil, or railing for railing; but contrariwise, blessing (1 Peter 3:9).
  11. Pray for them that despitefully use you and afflict you (Matthew 5:44).
  12. Grudge not; judge not; complain not; condemn not (James 5:9; Matthew 7:1).
  13. Put away anger, wrath, bitterness, and all evil speaking (Ephesians 4:31; 1 Peter 2:1).
  14. Confess your faults one to another (James 5:16).
  15. Be not conformed to this world; love not the world (Romans 12:2; 1 John 2:15).
  16. Deny all ungodliness and worldly lusts. If thy right hand offend thee, cut it off (Titus 2:12; Matthew 5:30).
  17. Servants, be faithful, even to bad masters (Ephesians 6:5-8).
  18. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate (Romans 12:16).
  19. Owe no man anything (Romans 13:7,8).
  20. In case of sin (known or heard of), speak not of it to others, but tell the offending brother of the matter between thee and him alone, with a view to recovery (Matthew 18:15; Galatians 6:1).
  21. Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart (Matthew 22:37).
  22. Pray always; pray with brevity and simplicity; pray secretly (Luke 18:1; Matthew 6:7).
  23. In everything give thanks to God and recognise Him in all your ways (Ephesians 5:20; Proverbs 3:6).
  24. As ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them (Matthew 7:12).
  25. Take Christ for an example and follow in his steps (1 Peter 2:21).
  26. Let Christ dwell in your heart by faith (Ephesians 3:17).
  27. Esteem Christ more highly than all earthly things: yea, than your own life (Luke 14:26).
  28. Confess Christ freely before men (Luke 12:8).
  29. Beware lest the cares of life or the allurements of pleasure weaken his hold on your heart (Luke 21:34-36; Matthew 24:44).
  30. Love thy neighbour as thyself (Matthew 22:39).
  31. Exercise lordship over no one (Matthew 23:10-12).
  32. Seek not your own welfare only, nor bear your own burdens merely, but have regard to those of others (Philippians 2:4; Galatians 6:2).
  33. Let your light shine before men: hold forth the word of life. Do good to all men as ye have opportunity (Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:16; Galatians 6:10).
  34. Be blameless and harmless, as the sons of God, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation (Philippians 2:15).
  35. Be gentle, meek, kind-hearted, compassionate, merciful, forgiving (2 Timothy 2:24; Titus 2:2; Ephesians 4:32).
  36. Be sober, grave, sincere, temperate (Titus 2:2; Philippians 4:5; 1 Peter 1:13; 5:8).
  37. Speak the truth every man with his neighbour: put away all lying (Ephesians 4:25).
  38. Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as unto the Lord, and not unto men (Colossians 3:23).
  39. Be watchful, vigilant, brave, joyful, courteous and manly (1 Corinthians 16:13; Philippians 4:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:6-10).
  40. Be clothed with humility: be patient toward all (Colossians 3:12; Romans 12:12).
  41. Follow peace with all men (Hebrews 12:14).
  42. Sympathise in the joys and sorrows of others (Romans 12:15).
  43. Follow after whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseful (Philippians 4:8).
  44. Refrain utterly from adultery, fornication, uncleanness, drunkenness, covetousness, wrath, strife, sedition, hatred, emulation, boasting, vainglory, envy, jesting, and foolish talking (Ephesians 5:3,4).
  45. Whatever you do, consider the effect of your action on the honour of God’s Name among men. Do all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31; 3:17).
  46. Reckon yourselves dead to all manner of sin. Henceforth live not to yourselves, but to him who died for you, and rose again (Romans 6:11; 2 Corinthians 5:15).
  47. Be zealous of good works, always abounding in the work of the Lord, wearying not in well-doing (Titus 2:14; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Galatians 6:9).
  48. Speak evil of no man (Titus 3:2).
  49. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly (Colossians 3:16).
  50. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt (Colossians 3:8; 4:6).
  51. Obey rulers; submit to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake (Titus 3:1; 1 Peter 2:13).
  52. Be holy in all manner of conversation (1 Peter 1:15,16).
  53. Give no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully (1 Timothy 5:14).