Friday’s List To Live By #54

In J.J. Turner’s little book, God’s Way To The Top is a seemingly unlikely and out-of-place chapter in book encouraging positive attitudes entitled “The Power of Negative Thinking.”

Turner suggests “Man is like a battery; he can’t operate without a positive and negative.” He points out that the Bible contains many negative commands and statements, when observed and obeyed, produce a positive result in our lives.

Slightly adapted from Turner’s book, here are 10 that will bless you.

10 Negative Commands Producing a Positive Result

#1 “Judge not, that you be not judged” (Matt. 7:1).

#2 “Lie not to one another…” (Col. 3:9).

#3 “Do not grumble against one another…(Jas 5:9).

#4 “Do not speak evil of one another…” (Jas. 4:11)

#5 “Walk not…in the vanity of your mind” (Eph. 4:17).

#6 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry” (Eph. 4:16).

#7 “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God…” (Eph. 4:30).

#8 “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints” (Eph. 5;3).

#9 Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness…(Eph. 5:11).

#10 “Fathers provoke not your children to wrath…” (Eph. 6:4).

The ultimate negative that will produce the most positive outcome is Jesus’ challenge:  “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me” (Matt. 16:24).

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

To access the previous 53 lists, click here.



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