What’s Your Custom?

What are your habits of life? How would your family describe your customs? Twice in the New Testament the phrase is used, “as was his custom,” in reference to Jesus. In Mark 10:1 it is used to refer to his custom of teaching the people. In Luke 4:16, his going to the synagogue to worship […]

What are your habits of life? How would your family describe your customs?

Twice in the New Testament the phrase is used, “as was his custom,” in reference to Jesus.

In Mark 10:1 it is used to refer to his custom of teaching the people.

In Luke 4:16, his going to the synagogue to worship on the Sabbath day was referred to as his custom.

To those we could add Jesus’ habit of prayer, healing and doing good.

Our customs are our habits. The things we choose to do on a continual basis.

Our daily choices come from the way we think. Which brings us back to, “For as he thinks within himself, so he is.” (Proverbs 23:7)

So what do we do to think in such a way that we develop good customs in our life? Paul tells us in Philippians 4:8-9. Don’t just read it. Focus on the things described by each word and use them to evaluate your own thinking.

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable– if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me– put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9 NIV)

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