When we’re talking about what a Christian is “supposed to do,” we want to make it clear that there is no list of rules and regulations or to-dos or not-to-dos that we can check off in order to gain favor or salvation from God. The only way we can be saved or be deemed righteous by God is by having faith that Jesus Christ is our Savior from the punishment of sin (John 3:16; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8-9). Galatians 3:11 says that “no one is justified by the Law in the sight of God…for, ‘The just shall live by faith.'”
So our faith is the only thing that saves us. Our faith is the only thing that grants us anything at all. Yet we are still expected to be Ambassadors for Christ, right? What does the Bible say about how we should live our lives?
According to Jesus’ teachings, God’s greatest commandments boil down to two things: love God and love people (Matthew 22:36-40). Let’s look find some biblical principles that will help us understand how to live out this “love God, love people” thing.