Life can be maintained and enjoyed by keeping to biblical principles. We can overcome a lot of life’s hurdles and battles by just keeping to the biblical principles. Biblical principles are God's way of conveying to mankind how to live, excel, and to Christians the path of progressive maturity in the faith
The biblical principles are the fundamentals guides of the men of Faith in the bible.
Obedience To The Lord
“do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart” (Vs. 1) – In order to practice obedience to God’s Word, we must first know what God’s Word says. As we read the Bible and learn more about God, we can begin to keep His commands in our hearts, and can eventually get better and better at obeying Him. As a result, His commands will, “prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.” (Vs. 2)
Trust In The Lord
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Vs. 5) – God wants us to lean on Him in everything we do instead of leaning on ourselves. When you trust God with all of your heart, you will learn to lean on Him in good times and bad. As a result, “he will make your paths straight.” (Vs. 6)
The more we’re blessed by God, the more he expects us to help others
Jesus said it this way in Luke 12: “Much is required from the person to whom much is given; much more is required from the person to whom much more is given” (GNT). We are blessed to be a blessing.
When we bless others, God takes care of our needs.
God promises that if we will concentrate on blessing others, he’ll take care of our needs. There’s almost nothing that God won’t do for the person who really wants to help other people. In fact, God guarantees this blessing. In Luke 18, Jesus says, “I guarantee this. Anyone who gives up anything for the kingdom of God will certainly receive many times more in this life and will receive eternal life in the next world to come.”
You Reap What You Sow
Believe it or not, everything you do creates a ripple effect. The seeds you plant can either spring up into life, or lead to destruction. If you frequently back out of your promises, take things that don’t belong to you, insult others, lie or cheat, you are sowing bad seeds. Bad seeds can destroy the good things in your life such as your relationships. That’s why the Bible admonishes us to sow good seeds unto righteousness, through your kind words and good deeds. In doing so, your life will be used to be a blessing to others.
The Bible is loaded with passages about giving and this one is no exception. In Proverbs 11:24, we are told that when we give to others freely, we will increase. On the other hand, the one that “withholdeth more than is meet tendeth to poverty.” The idea is that when we give to those that have need, the Lord restores it back double-fold. These blessings may come in the form of finances, health, strength, security, peace and prosperity. However, the basis for why we give should not be with the hopes of gaining a reward, but out of love for our Father.
Wisdom is More Precious than Gold
Do you want to be wise? In the book of Proverbs, we find many good principles that can benefit us. Proverbs 8:11 is one that talks about the importance of possessing wisdom. The wisdom spoken of here can’t be found in a high-ranking institution, degree, or even position. Divine wisdom begins by sitting at Jesus’ feet. (Proverbs 9:10, Psalm 111:10) Above any earthly possession, our character is what matters most in all of Heaven. Plus, it is one treasure that won’t cost you a dime to keep.
Love your Enemies
As humans, we tend to be fairly good at loving the people that love us. But Christ’s model of love goes a whole extra ten yards. In Matthew 5:44, Christ tells us to “bless them that curse you… [and] do good to them that hate you…” Imagine how different our world would be if we followed after this wise counsel. By speaking these words, Christ was seeking to work a transformation in the hearts of its hearers. He longs to do the same today. The love Christ describes here is possible only by His strength. This is the only way we can ever learn what it means to love people everywhere, no matter what wrongs they have done to us.
Humble Yourself and You will be Exalted
God’s word plainly reveals to us that the key to greatness is humility. (James 4:10) When the Lord ordains us for a great task, He first requires us to humble ourselves and submit to the calling. And with the calling comes great responsibility. Ultimately, you are God’s vessel to carry out His greater purpose, which is to save lives. For example, think of Esther who was called to royalty to save her people (Esther 4:14), and Joseph who was promoted by God in order to save Egypt and the surrounding nations from the upcoming famine. (Genesis 41:46-57) Oftentimes, we lust after grand positions but fail to seek Christ for the character that is needed to keep us there.
This is why it becomes especially important that before seeking anything in life, we first ask God to prepare us for whatever lies ahead and request that His spirit sustain us. As well, let the Lord exalt you when He says so. Remember, you’re on His watch.
Message culled from materials of Rick Warren,John H. Stoll & Alexandra Yeboah
1. Enlarge my steps so I can receive your wealth and prosperity in the name of Jesus (Isa 60:5-9)
2. I receive deliverance and enlargement for my life in the name of Jesus (Esther 4:14)
3. The Lord shall increase me more and more me and my children in the name of Jesus (PS 115:14)
4. Let your kingdom and government increase in my life In the name of Jesus (Isa 9:7)
5. Let me increase in the knowledge of God in the name of Jesus(Col 2:19)
6. O Lord bless me and increase me in the name of Jesus (Isa 51:2)
7. let me increase exceedingly in the name of Jesus (Gen 30:43)
8. Let me increase with the increase of God in the name of Jesus (Col2:19)
9. Let me increase and abound in love in the name of Jesus (1 Thess 3:12)
10. Increase my greatness and comfort me on every side in the name of Jesus (Ps 71:21)
11. Let me increase in wisdom and stature in the name of Jesus (Luke 2:25)
12. Let me increase in strength and confound the adversaries in the name of Jesus (Acts 9:22)
13. Let your grace and favor increase in my life in the name of Jesus
14. let the years of my life be increased in the name of Jesus (Prov 9:11)
15. Let the word of God increase in my life in the name of Jesus (Acts 6:7)
16. Bless me in all my increase in the name of Jesus (Deut 14:22)
17. Let my giving and tithes increase in the name of Jesus (Deut 14:22)
18. Let my latter end greatly increase in the name of Jesus (Job 8:7)
19. I will flourish like a palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon (Ps 92:12)
20. The breaker is gone up before me and broken through every limitation and barrier of the enemy in the name of Jesus (Mic 2:13)
21. Lord, you are the God of the breakthrough. You have broken forth against my enemies (2 Sam 5:20).