Commandments in the New Testament, Part two

This is not a legalistic list,  but they are actual commands scattered in the NT.  For the sake of readability, I have opted to use the English  here.  A goal  I have  is to compile a comprehensive list so that as confessors, and sinners ourselves,  we can  be more circumspect.  After all, we sin in word, thought, deed  in ignorance and presumption.  All the hesychastic  prayer in the world does not help us if we are not walking in the law of the Lord, if we are not repenting (“if I regard iniquity in their heart YOU WILL NOT HEAR.”).

Thirty “Be Not’s”:

1. Be not like the hypocrites in prayer (Matthew 6:5)

2. Be not like the heathen in prayer (Matthew 6:8)

3. Be not as hypocrites in fasting (Matthew 6:16)

4. Be not called “Rabbi” (Matthew 23:8)

5. Be not called “Master” (Matthew 23:9)

6. Be not afraid of man (Luke 12:4)

7. Be not of doubtful mind (Luke 12:29)

8. Be not many teachers (James 3:1)

9. Be not afraid of terror (1 Peter 3:14)

10.Be not troubled (1 Peter 3:14)

11. Be not ignorant of time with God (2 Peter 3:8; cp. Isaiah 57:15)

12. Be not deceived: 10 classes not to inherit the kingdom (1 Cor. 6:9-10)

13. Be not conformed to world (Romans 12:2)

14. Be not slothful in business (Romans 12:11)

15. Be not conceited (Romans 12:16)

16. Be not overcome of evil (Romans 12:21)

17. Be not mere servants of men (1 Cor. 7:23)

18. Be not children in understanding (1 Cor. 14:20)

19. Be not deceived by evil companions (1 Cor. 15:33)

20. Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers (2 Cor. 6:14-15)

21. Be not entangled again with keeping the law (Galatians 5:1)

22. Be not deceived: man will reap what he sows (Galatians 6:7-8)

23. Be not partakers with sinners (Ephes. 5:7)

24. Be not unwise about God’s will (Ephes. 5:17)

25. Be not drunk with wine (Ephes. 5:18)

26. Be not weary in well doing (2 Thes. 3:13)

27. Be not ashamed of God (2 Tim. 1:8)

28. Be not slothful (Hebrews 6:12)

29. Be not forgetful of strangers (Hebrews 13:2)

30. Be not carried about with different strange doctrines (Hebrews 13:9)

Four things to believe:

1. The gospel (Mark 1:15)

2. God’s existence (Hebrews 11:6)

3. On Jesus Christ (1 John 3:23)

4. God rewards diligent seeking (Hebrews 11:6).

One thing not to believe: 

Believe not every spirit (1 John 4:1).

 Fourteen “Beware’s”:

1. Beware of false prophets (Matthew 7:15)

2. Beware of people (Matthew 10:17)

3. Beware of leaven (doctrine) of Pharisees (Matthew 16:6-12)

4. Beware of leaven (doctrine) of Herod (Mark 8:15)

5. Beware of hypocrisy (Luke 12:1)

6. Beware of covetousness (Luke 12:15)

7. Beware of scribes (Mark 12:38; Luke 20:46)

8. Beware of lest you despise God and perish (Acts 13:40-41)

9. Beware of dogs (false teachers, Phil. 3:2; Isaiah 56:10)

10.    Beware of evil workers (Phil. 3:2)

11.    Beware of the concision (Jews, Phil. 3:2)

12.    Beware of being spoiled through philosophy (Col. 2:8)

13.    Beware of being spoiled through vain deceit (Col. 2:8)

14.    Beware of backsliding (2 Peter 3:17)

Two classes to bless:

1. Those who curse you (Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:28)

2. Persecutors (Romans 12:14)

Three things to cast out or away:

1. The beam out of own eyes (Matthew 7:5; Luke 6:42)

2. Devils (Matthew 10:8)

3. All your cares upon God (1 Peter 5:7)

One thing not to cast away:

Your confidence in God (Hebrews 10:35)

Five things to charge:

1. Men to be blameless (1 Tim. 5:7)

2. The rich to be humble (1 Tim. 6:17)

3. The rich to trust in God (1 Tim. 6:17)

4. The rich to do good works (1 Tim. 6:18)

5. The rich to lay hold on eternal life (1 Tim. 6:19)

Two classes to comfort:

1. One another—fellow Christians (1 Thes. 4:18; 1 Thes. 5:11)

2. The feeble-minded (1 Thes. 5:14)

Five things to consider:

1. The ravens (Luke 12:24)

2. The lilies (Luke 12:27-28)

3. Truth (2 Tim. 2:7)

4. That you are capable of falling (Galatians 6:1)

5. Christ (Hebrews 3:1; Hebrews 12:3)

Three things to continue in:

1. Love (John 15:9)

2. Prayer (Romans 12:12; Col. 4:2)

3. Truth (2 Tim. 3:14)

Two things to covet:

1. The best gifts (1 Cor. 12:31)

2. To prophesy (1 Cor. 14:39); cp. things not to covet (Exodus 20:17; Deut. 5:21)

Ten “Do’s”:

1. Do good to them that hate you (Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:27)

2. Do to others what you expect of them (Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:31)

3. Do violence to no man (Luke 3:14)

4. Do good (Luke 6:35; Romans 13:3)

5. Do this (put God first) and live (Luke 10:28)

6. Do all to God’s glory (1 Cor. 10:31; Col. 3:17,23)

7. Do all things without murmuring and disputing (Phil. 2:14)

8. Do those things which were seen and heard in me (Paul, Phil. 4:9)

9. Do your own business (1 Thes. 4:11)

10. Do the work of an evangelist (2 Tim. 4:5)

Ten “Do Not’s”:

1. Do not alms before people (Matthew 6:1)

2. Do not sound trumpet before you when giving alms (Matthew 6:2)

3. Do not do works of Pharisees (Matthew 23:3-33)

4. Do not love in word only (1 John 3:18)

5. Do not give heed to fables (1 Tim. 1:4)

6. Do not give heed to genealogies (1 Tim. 1:4)

7. Do not err (James 1:16)

8. Do not commit adultery (James 2:11)

9. Do not kill (James 2:11)

10.    Do not fashion self according to former lusts (1 Peter 1:14)

Two things to endure:

1. Hardness (2 Tim. 2:3)

2. Sufferings (2 Tim. 4:5)

Whom to fear: God

(Matthew 10:28; Luke 12:5; 1 Peter 2:17; Rev. 14:7)

Three things not to fear:

1. Man (Matthew 10:28; Luke 12:5)

2. Persecutors (Matthew 10:26)

3. No lack of provision (Matthew 10:31; Mark 6:8-9; Luke 12:7)

Five things to feed:

1. Enemies (Romans 12:20)

2. Lambs (John 21:15)

3. Sheep (John 21:16,17)

4. Flock of God (1 Peter 5:2)

5. The church (Acts 20:28)

Four things to flee from:

1. Fornication (1 Cor. 6:18)

2. Idolatry (1 Cor. 10:14)

3. Hurtful lusts (1 Tim. 6:9-11)

4. Youthful lusts (2 Tim. 2:22)

Ten things to follow:

1. Christ (Matthew 4:19; Matthew 8:22; Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; Mark 10:21; Luke 9:23;          John 21:19)

2. Love (1 Cor. 14:1; 1 Tim. 6:11; 2 Tim. 2:22)

3. Good (1 Thes. 5:15; 3 John 1:11)

4. Righteousness (1 Tim. 6:11; 2 Tim. 2:22)

5. Godliness (1 Tim. 6:11)

6. Faith (1 Tim. 6:11; 2 Tim. 2:22)

7. Patience (1 Tim. 6:11)

8. Meekness (1 Tim. 6:11)

9. Peace (2 Tim. 2:22; Hebrews 12:14)

10.Holiness (Hebrews 12:14)

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