What should every person should being be doing every single day? It is a pivotal question, and one that needs to be answered because hardly anyone is doing it. A little secret, as with every recipe, it’s all in the preparation.
First of all, every human being should obey the gospel of Christ. If a person doesn’t do this, what I am about to tell you later on in this lesson means nothing whatsoever. What is the gospel you may ask? It is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Cor 15:1-4). How does one obey the gospel? One obeys the gospel by believing in their heart that Jesus is the Christ, and confessing such belief before men (Rom 10:9,10). Then they place that belief into action by repenting of their sins and having them washed away by baptism (Acts 2:38 f; Lk 13:3; Acts 22:16).
Now, let’s address the question of what every Christian should be doing every single day of their life. First of all, one should begin each day by praying to the Lord. In fact, we are commanded to “Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thess. 5:17-18). “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Philip 4:6). We are to pray for fellow Christians, leaders of the land, even our enemies. Yes, before you begin and end each day, pray.
The second thing you need to do each day is study God’s Word. Read your bible (Isa 34:16 f; 1 Tim 4:13). Search the scriptures (Jn 5:39 f; Acts 17:11). Study to be approved of God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly discerning the word of truth (2 Tim 2:15). The more we learn of God, the more we learn what we must do and endure in order to be saved.
The third thing all Christians need to do is to teach the Word. Faithful men need to be teaching the Word of God. They are commanded to preach in and out of season the unadulterated gospel of Christ (2 Tim 4:2-5). Aged women need to be teaching younger women to love and obey their husband, love their children, and to be chaste keepers at home (Tit 2:3-5). Women who do these things make faithful men in the Word qualified to become elders and deacons of the church (1 Tim 3:1-13).
Last, but not least, all Christians need to do good unto all men, especially fellow brethren (Gal 6:10). Christians need to be shining examples to the world as dear Children of God. “That you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world (Philip 2:15). Paul commanded a young Timothy to, “…be an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity (1 Tim 4:12).
Conclusion: If every human being on this planet would adhere to just these few recommendations, everyone would be saved come the day of judgment. Let’s face it, all are going to die, and after this the judgment (Heb 9:27). The only time you have to plan for that great and faithful day is right now. As Paul said, “For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation (2 Cor 6:2). In one verse Amos warned Israel, and such a warning is very applicable today: “Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel; Because I will do this to you, Prepare to meet your God, O Israel!” Prepare yourself by your obedience to the gospel, pray to God continually, study the scriptures always, teach in and out of season, and be a good example for others to follow. Fight the good fight of faith and a crown of life awaits you (1 Tim 6:12 f; 1 Tim 4:7,8).