A Swarm of Gospel Be’s

Richard Thetford

Have you ever noticed all the Be's that are swarming around in God's word? As individuals that God has created and placed here on this earth we must realize that without the Be's in life there can be no honey. Without being the kind of person that God has asked us to be there will be no sweet reward for his children. Let's look at several of the gospel Be's that are found in the Bible, which are there so we can know what we must do to be right in God's sight. We first must Be transformed to prove what the will of God is. Paul said; "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect" (Rom 12:2). Once one sets in their mind to be transformed to do what God wants them to do they must then Be obedient to the word of God (Titus 3:1). Through obedience to God's word one will realize that they need first of all to become a Christian and dedicate their life to God. To become a Christian requires one to Be baptized to wash away their sins. Ananias asked Saul "And now why do you delay? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name" (Acts 22:16). Peter tells us that it is only through baptism that we can Be saved (1 Pet 3:21). Once one becomes a Christian through baptism, then they are ready to be all the other things that God has asked them to be while they live their life here on earth.

Every Christian is told by Jesus to Be faithful. In Revelation 2:10 Jesus said "...Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life". A Christian needs to have a deep faith in God and know that someday they'll spend an eternity with Him. It is because of that kind of faith and hope that Christians should constantly Be steadfast and Be unmovable as the apostle Paul points out in his letter to the Corinthians. "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord" (1 Cor 15:58). When a Christian becomes so dedicated to their effort of God's will that it will not prove to be a burden, but a blessing to them. One can earnestly Be contented because they know that God will provide every need that they may have (1 Tim 6:8; Matt 6:33). A Christian that is pursuing after righteousness can Be zealous (Rev 3:19) for God but the Christian also realizes that faith alone will not be pleasing to God. A Christian understands that they must Be a doer of God's will for their faith to come shining through. James says "But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves" (Jam 1:22). A dedicated Christian knows that their WALK of life, not their TALK of life, shows others where their faith really is! A Christian must Be strong in the Lord (Eph 6:10), and always to Be ready for the coming of Christ because no one knows when he will appear again (Matt 24:44). This is why you will see a dedicated Christian treating each day like it was the last day - A Christian lives his life one day at a time for the cause of Christ (Matt 6). A Christian strives to Be holy (1 Pet 1:16), and always wants others to Be reconciled to God, for the apostle Paul says; "Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God" (2 Cor 5:20). There are so many other gospel Be's of the Bible. Here are just a few others that a Christian should be: Be patient (Jam 5:7), Be of the same mind (Rom 12:16), Be temperate (Titus 2:2), Be sober (1 Thes 5:8), Be wise (Matt 10:16), Be worthy (Phil 1:27), Be kind (Eph 4:32), Be long-suffering (1 Thes 5:14), Be gentle (Titus 3:2), and Be merciful (Luke 6:36).

As you can see the gospel is filled with a swarm of Be's that we as Christians should put into practice in our daily lives. Remember, the more "Be's" you possess, the "sweeter" you'll Be!