List of Jesus’ Commands from God’s Word

Several months ago my husband/pastor was filling in at the pulpit of the church we were attending and shared the list of “49 General Commands of Jesus Christ” from God’s Word as part of a segment on keeping God’s commandments. John 14:15 says, “If you love me you will keep my commandments;” and John 15:10 says, “If you keep my commandments, you will abide in My love…”

I love lists. I try to keep myself organized by creating a list of things “to do” throughout the day so that I feel I have accomplished something that day.

In the “49 General Commands of Jesus Christ” (video link – CrOGO and text from, you will notice that it consists of repenting, following Jesus, rejoicing, honoring God’s law, etc. The theme is to “love God with all our hearts and to love one another.”

The 49 commandments are as follows:

  1. Repent–Matthew 4:17 (Humility)
  2. Follow Me–Matthew 4:19 (Meekness)
  3. Rejoice–Matthew 5:12 (Joyfulness)
  4. Let Your Light Shine–Matthew 5:16 (Generosity)
  5. Honor God’s Law–Matthew 5:17-18 (Love)
  6. Be Reconciled–Matthew 5:24-25 (Responsibility)
  7. Do Not Commit Adultery–Matthew 5:24-25 (Self-Control)
  8. Keep Your Word–Matthew 5:37 (Truthfulness)
  9. Go the Second Mile–Matthew 5:38-42 (Deference)
  10. Love Your Enemies–Matthew 5:44 (Creativity)
  11. Be Perfect–Matthew 5:48 (Sincerity)
  12. Practice Secret Disciples–Matthew 6:1-18 (Faith)
  13. Lay Up Treasures–Matthew 6:19-21 (Thriftiness)
  14. Seek God’s Kingdom–Matthew 6:33 (Initiative)
  15. Judge Not–Matthew 7:1 (Discernment)
  16. Do Not Cast Pearls–Matthew 7:6 (Discretion)
  17. Ask, Seek, and Knock–Matthew 7:7-8 (Resourcefulness)
  18. Do Unto Others–Matthew 7:12 (Sensitivity)
  19. Choose the Narrow Way–Matthew 7:13-14 (Decisiveness)
  20. Beware of False Prophets–Matthew 7:15 (Alertness)
  21. Pray For Laborers–Matthew 9:38 (Compassion)
  22. Be Wise as Serpents–Matthew 10:16 (Wisdom)
  23. Fear Not–Matthew 10:26 (Boldness)
  24. Hear God’s Voice–Matthew 11:15 (Attentiveness)
  25. Take My Yoke–Matthew 11:29 (Obedience)
  26. Honor Your Parents–Matthew 15:4 (Honor/Reverence)
  27. Beware of Leaven–Matthew 16:6 (Virtue)
  28. Deny Yourself–Luke 9:23 (Determination)
  29. Despise Not Little Ones–Matthew 18:10 (Tolerance)
  30. Beware of Covetousness–Luke 12:15 (Contentment)
  31. Go to Offenders–Matthew 18:15 (Justice)
  32. Forgive Offenders–Matthew 18:21-22 (Forgiveness)
  33. Honor Marriage–Matthew 19:6 (Loyalty)
  34. Be a Servant–Matthew 20:26-28 (Availability)
  35. Be a House of Prayer–Matthew 21:13 (Persuasiveness)
  36. Ask in Faith–Matthew 21:21-22 (Patience)
  37. Bring in the Poor–Luke 14:12-14 (Hospitality)
  38. Render to Caesar–Matthew 22:19-21 (Gratefulness)
  39. Love the Lord–Matthew 22:37-38 (Enthusiasm)
  40. Love Your Neighbor–Matthew 22:39 (Gentleness)
  41. Await My Return–Matthew 24:42-44 (Punctuality)
  42. Take, Eat, and Drink–Matthew 26:26-27 (Thoroughness)
  43. Be Born Again–John 3:7 (Security)
  44. Keep My Commandments–John 14:15 (Diligence)
  45. Watch and Pray–Matthew 26:41 (Endurance)
  46. Feed My Sheep–John 21:15-16 (Dependability)
  47. Baptize My Disciples–Matthew 28:19 (Cautiousness)
  48. Receive God’s Power–Luke 24-49 (Orderliness)
  49. Make Disciples–Matthew 28:20 (Flexibility)

Matthew 22:37-40 says that “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hand all the Law and the Prophets.”

John 13:34-35 says, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. As I have loved you, you should also love one another. By this all shall know that you are My disciples, if you have love toward one another.”

May the Lord bless you as you follow God’s commandments in your lives.