As a Christian, you have made a decision to follow God and live life in accordance with his teachings. This is a great beginning, but it is just that: a beginning. Making sure that you are on the right path involves making sure that your actions are aligned with those teachings. In this article, we will discuss some of the things Christians should not do as they try to live their lives as best as possible according to scripture.
What Should I Not Do As A Christian
1. Don’t Leave God Behind
Just as you should not do things that are sinful, you also need to make sure that you are not leaving God behind. The Bible says in Psalm 9:10 that “those who know Your name will trust in You.” That’s why it’s important for Christians to remember their faith and keep God at the forefront of their minds.
Christians should never forget about God when they are being judged by others or when they are having a hard time. God is always there for us, even if we can’t see him or feel him at times. Remembering Him is more important than anything else we could do because without Him there is no hope for our lives and we will be lost forever (Romans 10:13).
2. Don’t Be Ashamed Of Jesus
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, it is your responsibility to stand up for the faith and speak out on behalf of those who are persecuted for their beliefs. If you feel as though someone has wronged or mistreated you, then pray for that person, but don’t be afraid to defend your stance in a civil manner—even if it means sacrificing some relationships along the way.
When it comes down to it, don’t be ashamed of what God has called you to do!
3. Don’t Have False Gods
- Don’t worship false gods.
- Don’t worship money.
- Don’t worship sex.
- Don’t worship power.
- Don’t worship food (or anything else for that matter).
The list goes on and on, but you get the idea: If it’s not God, don’t make it a god in your life!
4. Don’t Take The Lord’s Name In Vain
You should not take the Lord’s name in vain. The Bible says that when you take the Lord’s name in vain, you are bringing shame upon yourself and your family. Taking God’s name in vain is a sin, and it will bring judgment to your family if you continue to do so.
As a Christian, I am trying my best to avoid doing this because I know how much it hurts God when we sin against Him by saying bad things about Him or swearing at other people. If we want to honor God, then we should pray more often and tell others how much they mean to us instead of cursing at them whenever something goes wrong!
5. Don’t Forget The Sabbath
As a Christian, it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t just take one day off from work. The Sabbath is a time to rest and worship God, but it’s also a time to be with family and friends. You should use your Sabbath as an opportunity to connect with other people in your community. This can include attending services at your church or participating in community service projects such as volunteering at a homeless shelter or helping out at an orphanage.
6. Don’t Forget To Honor Your Parents
The Bible says, “Honor your father and mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you” (Deut. 5:16).
Honoring your parents isn’t just about respecting them or showing respect; it’s an obligation that comes from God. It’s not just something we do to be nice; it’s part of who we are as Christians and followers of Christ. As such, honoring our parents is one way we can show love towards them and others because this action shows our gratitude for what they have done for us throughout our lives (1 Peter 3:8).
7. Don’t Kill Someone, Even If You Want To
You should not kill someone, even if you want to. You should not kill someone, even if you have a good reason. You should not kill someone, even if you have a bad reason. You should not kill someone, even if you have a good reason and a bad reason.
As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:31). We are called to love others the same way that God has loved us (1 John 4:8). If we do not love our neighbor or others in this way then we are no longer following Jesus Christ nor God himself because he is love itself!
8. Don’t Commit Adultery Or Cheat With Your Partner
Don’t commit adultery. Don’t cheat on your partner, especially if they’re married to someone else, or have a best friend who is also your boss. You don’t want to get caught in the middle of this sticky situation!
Be careful of what you do and where you go, because you never know when someone will see something they shouldn’t see—and then it’s game over for that relationship forever more. It’s not worth risking everything for one person who might not even like you anymore anyway; besides which, why would anyone want an extra-marital fling when there is plenty of fish in the sea?
9. Don’t Steal From Anyone Or Anything
The importance of not stealing can’t be understated. It should be obvious that stealing is wrong, but it’s also important to understand why it’s wrong and how it affects other people.
From a Christian perspective, most of us have been taught from an early age that stealing is one of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:15). However, there are also reasons for Christians to avoid stealing outside of religion.
First, theft harms others by depriving them of their property—and this includes their labor as well as physical goods. When you steal from someone else, you’re not just taking something out of their hands; you’re making them poorer by reducing the value of their possessions or labor. This doesn’t just affect individuals; if enough people do this in an economy overall wealth will decline because there are fewer goods being produced and sold than would otherwise be possible if no one stole anything at all! Stealing hurts everyone around us economically as well as morally by making society less prosperous overall due to reduced consumption power among less fortunate families who were unable to afford necessary items like food items which were stolen by others who had no need for them whatsoever (1 Timothy 6:9).
10. Don’t Lie To Yourself Or Others
Don’t lie to yourself or others.
Don’t lie to yourself about what you are doing. Don’t allow yourself to believe that the things you do are good and right when they are not. This can be a very difficult thing for people who have been doing something wrong for a long time, but it’s important if we want God’s blessing on our lives and our work.
Don’t lie to others about what you are doing. If someone asks you if your actions are right, tell them the truth even if it hurts their feelings or makes them angry with you, because that person deserves better than a lie from their friend or family member!
Don’t lie to God about what you’re doing—he already knows everything anyway (or at least he does now!), so there’s no point in deceiving him any more than necessary!
11. Don’t Covet What’s Not Yours
The Bible tells us to avoid coveting because it is a sin. Coveting is a sin for several reasons:
- It is a form of greed, which the Bible says to avoid.
- It’s also idolatry, which the Bible says we should not practice.
- Finally, it’s prideful—to covet something means you think your life would be better if only you had that thing or person (or whatever).
12. Keeping these simple rules in mind is a good way to be a true Christian.
If you’re in doubt about what kind of person Jesus was, or if you’re not sure that He’s the only way to God, salvation, eternal life, and happiness—here’s a quick summary:
- He was God.
- Jesus is the only way to Heaven.
- Belief in him alone grants eternal life (John 3:16).
- Being born again through belief means having access to eternal joy (John 3:16).
A Christian should not be a hypocrite. The Bible clearly teaches us that hypocrisy is one of the greatest sins we can commit against God, and it also causes other people to sin by causing them to sin. Therefore, as Christians, we should avoid hypocrisy at all costs and lead others into righteousness instead of doing what they do not want to do because they know that God will punish them for their actions if they do not repent before it’s too late.