Being Devoted to God

Most Relevant Verses

1 Kings 8:61

Let your hearts therefore be blameless and wholly true to the Lord our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as today.

1 Corinthians 7:34

And he is drawn in diverging directions [his interests are divided and he is distracted from his devotion to God]. And the unmarried woman or girl is concerned and anxious about the matters of the Lord, how to be wholly separated and set apart in body and spirit; but the married woman has her cares [centered] in earthly affairs -- "how she may please her husband.

1 Corinthians 7:35

Now I say this for your own welfare and profit, not to put [a halter of] restraint upon you, but to promote what is seemly and in good order and to secure your undistracted and undivided devotion to the Lord.

Matthew 15:5

But you say, If anyone tells his father or mother, What you would have gained from me [that is, the money and whatever I have that might be used for helping you] is already dedicated as a gift to God, then he is exempt and no longer under obligation to honor and help his father or his mother.

1 Chronicles 22:19

Now set your mind and heart to seek (inquire of and require as your vital necessity) the Lord your God. Arise and build the sanctuary of the Lord God, so that the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the holy vessels of God may be brought into the house built to the Name and renown of the Lord.

Psalm 145:1

I will extol You, my God, O King; and I will bless Your name forever and ever [with grateful, affectionate praise].

Romans 8:9

But you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, if the [Holy] Spirit of God [really] dwells within you [directs and controls you]. But if anyone does not possess the [Holy] Spirit of Christ, he is none of His [he does not belong to Christ, is not truly a child of God].

1 Samuel 1:28

Therefore I have given him to the Lord; as long as he lives he is given to the Lord. And they worshiped the Lord there.

Psalm 86:11

Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk and live in Your truth; direct and unite my heart [solely, reverently] to fear and honor Your name.

1 Corinthians 16:15

Now, brethren, you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts and our firstfruits in Achaia (most of Greece), and how they have consecrated and devoted themselves to the service of the saints (God's people).

1 Corinthians 7:22

For he who as a slave was summoned in [to union with] the Lord is a freedman of the Lord, just so he who was free when he was called is a bond servant of Christ (the Messiah).

Romans 10:2

I bear them witness that they have a [certain] zeal and enthusiasm for God, but it is not enlightened and according to [correct and vital] knowledge.

1 Kings 11:4

For when Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not perfect (complete and whole) with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.

Mark 7:11

But [as for you] you say, A man is exempt if he tells [his] father or [his] mother, What you would otherwise have gained from me [everything I have that would have been of use to you] is Corban, that is, is a gift [already given as an offering to God],

Hebrews 13:9

Do not be carried about by different and varied and alien teachings; for it is good for the heart to be established and ennobled and strengthened by means of grace (God's favor and spiritual blessing) and not [to be devoted to] foods [rules of diet and ritualistic meals], which bring no [spiritual] benefit or profit to those who observe them.

2 Chronicles 16:9

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are blameless toward Him. You have done foolishly in this; therefore, from now on you shall have wars.

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Being Devoted to God » Should be exhibited in » Giving up all for Christ

Matthew 19:28-29

Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, in the new age [the Messianic rebirth of the world], when the Son of Man shall sit down on the throne of His glory, you who have [become My disciples, sided with My party and] followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones and judge the twelve tribes of Israel. And anyone and everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for My name's sake will receive many [even a hundred] times more and will inherit eternal life.

Being Devoted to God » Should be » With our spirit

1 Peter 4:6

For this is why the good news (the Gospel) was preached [ in their lifetime] even to the dead, that though judged in fleshly bodies as men are, they might live in the spirit as God does.

Being Devoted to God » Should be » With our bodies

Being Devoted to God » Should be » In life and death

Philippians 1:20

This is in keeping with my own eager desire and persistent expectation and hope, that I shall not disgrace myself nor be put to shame in anything; but that with the utmost freedom of speech and unfailing courage, now as always heretofore, Christ (the Messiah) will be magnified and get glory and praise in this body of mine and be boldly exalted in my person, whether through (by) life or through (by) death.

Being Devoted to God » Should be exhibited in » Serving God

Being Devoted to God » Should be exhibited in » Loving God

Being Devoted to God » Should be » With our members

Romans 6:12-13

Let not sin therefore rule as king in your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies, to make you yield to its cravings and be subject to its lusts and evil passions. Do not continue offering or yielding your bodily members [and faculties] to sin as instruments (tools) of wickedness. But offer and yield yourselves to God as though you have been raised from the dead to [perpetual] life, and your bodily members [and faculties] to God, presenting them as implements of righteousness.

Being Devoted to God » Should be » With our substance

Exodus 22:29

You shall not delay to bring to Me from the fullness [of your harvested grain] and the outflow [of your grape juice and olive oil]; give Me the firstborn of your sons [or redeem them].

Being Devoted to God » Should be » Unreserved

Being Devoted to God » Grounded upon » Our redemption

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own, You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.

Being Devoted to God » Should be exhibited in » Walking worthy of God

Being Devoted to God » Grounded upon » The call of God

Being Devoted to God » Should be » Persevering

Luke 1:74

To grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our foes, might serve Him fearlessly

Being Devoted to God » Christ, an example of

Being Devoted to God » Should be exhibited in » Doing all to God's glory

Being Devoted to God » Exemplified » Timothy

Philippians 2:19-22

But I hope and trust in the Lord Jesus soon to send Timothy to you, so that I may also be encouraged and cheered by learning news of you. For I have no one like him [no one of so kindred a spirit] who will be so genuinely interested in your welfare and devoted to your interests. For the others all seek [to advance] their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ (the Messiah). read more.
But Timothy's tested worth you know, how as a son with his father he has toiled with me zealously in [serving and helping to advance] the good news (the Gospel).

Being Devoted to God » Should be » Abounding

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Furthermore, brethren, we beg and admonish you in [virtue of our union with] the Lord Jesus, that [you follow the instructions which] you learned from us about how you ought to walk so as to please and gratify God, as indeed you are doing, [and] that you do so even more and more abundantly [attaining yet greater perfection in living this life].

Being Devoted to God » Should be exhibited in » Living to Christ

Being Devoted to God » Grounded upon » The death of Christ

Being Devoted to God » Exemplified » Epaphroditus

Philippians 2:30

For it was through working for Christ that he came so near death, risking his [very] life to complete the deficiencies in your service to me [which distance prevented you yourselves from rendering].

Being Devoted to God » Exemplified » Paul

Being Devoted to God » Should be exhibited in » Want of, condemned

Revelation 3:16

So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth!

Being Devoted to God » Grounded upon » God, Goodness of

Being Devoted to God » Grounded upon » Our preservation

Being Devoted to God » Grounded upon » The mercies of God

Being Devoted to God » Grounded upon » Our creation

Being Devoted to God » Should be exhibited in » Bearing the cross

Mark 8:34

And Jesus called [to Him] the throng with His disciples and said to them, If anyone intends to come after Me, let him deny himself [forget, ignore, disown, and lose sight of himself and his own interests] and take up his cross, and [ joining Me as a disciple and siding with My party] follow with Me [continually, cleaving steadfastly to Me].

Being Devoted to God » Should be exhibited in » Self-denial

Mark 8:34

And Jesus called [to Him] the throng with His disciples and said to them, If anyone intends to come after Me, let him deny himself [forget, ignore, disown, and lose sight of himself and his own interests] and take up his cross, and [ joining Me as a disciple and siding with My party] follow with Me [continually, cleaving steadfastly to Me].

Being Devoted to God » A characteristic of saints

Job 23:12

I have not gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed and treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Being Devoted to God » Exemplified » Joanna, &c

Luke 8:3

And Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's household manager; and Susanna; and many others, who ministered to and provided for Him and them out of their property and personal belongings.

the Burnt offering » Illustrative of » Being Devoted to God

Decision » Being Devoted to God » Exemplified » Joshua

Joshua 24:15

And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.