8162 spiritual vitality

8162 spiritual vitality

The quality of possessing a living faith, which is commended by Scripture.

Spiritual vitality commended

2Th 1:3 See also Job 17:9; Ps 84:7; Ps 92:12; Pr 4:18; 1Ti 4:15; 2Pe 1:5-7

The means of developing spiritual vitality

Abiding in Christ Jn 15:4

Seeking to imitate Jesus Christ Eph 4:15 See also Jn 13:15; Ro 12:1-2; Ro 13:14; 1Co 11:1; Gal 3:27; Php 3:10; 1Th 1:6; 1Pe 2:21; 1Jn 2:6,28

Resisting temptation 1Jn 2:14 See also Mt 26:41; 1Co 7:5; 1Co 10:13; 1Th 3:5; Heb 2:18; Jas 1:2-3,12; Rev 3:10

Developing discipline 1Ti 6:12 See also Heb 12:7-11; Rev 3:18-19

Exhorting others 1Ki 2:2; 2Ch 15:7; Isa 35:4; Hag 2:4; 1Co 16:13; Eph 6:10; 2Ti 2:1

Being filled with the Holy Spirit Eph 5:18 See also Gal 5:16-18; 1Th 1:5

Obstacles to spiritual vitality

Lack of sound teaching 2Ti 4:1-3

A failure to progress beyond basic teachings Heb 5:12; 1Pe 2:2

Examples of individuals with spiritual vitality

1Sa 2:26 Samuel; Lk 1:80 John the Baptist The young Jesus Christ: Lk 2:40,52
Ac 9:22 Paul

The consequences of spiritual vitality

Spiritual growth Gal 5:22-23; 2Pe 3:18 See also Ro 12:1-2; 2Co 3:18; Eph 4:11-15; Php 3:12; Col 1:10; 1Th 4:3-7

Loving others 1Jn 3:23 See also Gal 5:6; Eph 1:15; Eph 6:23; Col 1:4-5; 1Ti 1:5

Rejoicing in the Lord Php 4:4-7 See also Ps 5:11; Ps 13:5; Ps 33:21; Isa 35:10; Ac 16:34; 1Pe 4:12-13

Spiritual perseverance Heb 6:12 See also 1Th 5:8; 1Ti 3:9; 2Ti 1:13; Rev 13:10

See also

3251Holy Spirit, filling with
3254Holy Spirit, fruit of
4018life, spiritual
8164spirituality
8206Christlikeness
8230discipline
8283joy
8347spiritual growth
8449imitating
8459perseverance

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