Friday, May 27, 2011

Take heed unto thyself

Daily Light Devotions - May 20 - Morning

Take heed unto thyself.

Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers. 1

Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. 2

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 3

And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. 4

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 5

Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. 6

1 1 Tim 4:16;
2 1 Cor 9:25-27;
3 Eph 6:11,12;
4 Gal 5:24,25;
5 Rom 8:14;
6 1 Tim 4:15

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