Professing Christian: Dost Thy Walk Match Thy Talk? - Take The 'Walk' Exam

The 'walk' exam - 20 verses instructing believers on the subject of their 'walk'

Filling in the blanks without peeking at the answer is only part of the exam. The real test is to assess whether or not your own 'walk' measures up to the instruction of the Holy Word of God - 'Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves' 2Cor. 13:5
1. Let us walk in the __________ of the Lord (Isaiah 2:5).
2. And this is love, that we walk after his __________ (2John 1:6).
3. Blessed is everyone that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his __________ (Ps. 128:1).
4. What doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk __________ with thy God (Micah 6:8).
5. Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked ____________ before the LORD of hosts? (Mal. 3:14).
6. Teach me thy way O Lord: I will walk in thy __________ (Psalms 86:11).
7. It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the ________ of our God because of the reproach of the heathen (Nehemiah 5:9).
8. He that walketh in his ___________ feareth the Lord (Proverbs 14:2).
9. He that walketh in a __________ way, he shall serve me (Psalms 101:6).
10. And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they ________ walk (Exodus 18:20).
11. Let us walk ____________, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying (Romans 13:13).
12. See then that ye walk ____________, not as fools, but as wise (Ephesians 5:15).
13. As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in _________ (Colossians 2:6).
14. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in _________ of life (Romans 6:4).
15. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as _________ __ ________ (Ephesians 5:8).
16. That ye might walk __________ of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God (Colossians 1:10).
17. This I say then, Walk in ___ _______, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
18. And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his __________, saith the LORD (Zechariah 10:12).
19. Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in __________: for they are worthy (Revelation 3:4).
20. Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in ________: but the transgressors shall fall therein (Hosea 14:9).

Full list of answers (scroll):

1. light
2. commandments [His will not my will]
3. ways [His ways not my ways]
4. humbly
5. mournfully [true repentance - 2Cor. 7:10]
6. truth
7. fear
8. uprightness
9. perfect
10. must
11. honestly
12. circumspectly
13. him
14. newness
15. children of light
16. worthy
17. the Spirit
18. name
19. white
20. them
1Peter 1:15-16 'But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.' [cf. Lev. 11:44-45]


Christsfreeservnt said...

I am absolutely in agreement that we are called to be holy, and that, as followers of Christ, we should walk, no longer after the flesh, but after the Spirit, separate from the world, and separate unto God and to following him in all his ways.

I have come across some people in recent days, though, who believe that a born again Christian can never sin. If we sin even once, they say, we are not truly saved. I was wondering if you would not mind sharing your thoughts on that subject.

Thanks, Sue

tom m. said...

re: sinless-ness

This idea is not all that uncommon. It is, though, completely erroneous. Ironically, as soon as someone makes that statement they just committed a sin - i.e. they just lied. The proof text is 1John 1:8

'If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us' [cf. 1John 1:10]

Important to note that 1John is written not to unbelievers but to 'born again Christians' (1John 1:1-3)

The point of that statement in vs. 8 is to highlight the preceding verse (1John 1:7), which teaches the believer that the blood of Christ continually "cleanseth us" [note present tense; and "us" - Christians] who meet the conditions mentioned in the verse.

Continual cleansing of sin by the blood -this is God's provided remedy for Christians when they sin - not only sins of commission but also of omission. Alleluia.

The key to this issue is to understand that while Christians do of course sin, the truly 'born again' Christian is no longer under the 'dominion' of sin:

Romans 6:8 'For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace'

An unbeliever, including an unregenerate professing-Christian, is under the 'dominion' of sin. In other words, he is totally controlled by sin. His flesh nature can only sin [Gal. 5:19-21], and he is a servant of it - John 8:34.

A truly regenerate i.e. born-again Christian is indwelt by the Holy Spirit of God - made a partaker of the divine nature [2Peter 1:4]. A true believer can never again be brought under the 'dominion of sin', because when one is truly born again, he at that point comes under the dominion of the God the Holy Spirit...

Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son' - Col. 1:13

The issue is not sinless-ness, but 'dominion'. 'Sin shall not have dominion' over the truly regenerate.

Christsfreeservnt said...

Thank you. I appreciate that input. And, I agree. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

tom m. said...

typo in second comment above: the verse quoted from the Book of Romans 'For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace' says 6:8 - should be 6:14