Here’s a verse I have been thinking about this week, that I think it always good to go back and visit (especially since this section of this letter produced the name of this blog). I find the KJV very thought provoking
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. 1 Cor 9:25
Temperate in all things. The word seems fitting on this day when the temperature is on everyone’s mind! Even so, sometimes I wish we spoketh with such meaning. But as we do not, a more modern view of this goes this way
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.
There it is. The idea of self discipline. Self discipline that goes right along with the freedom we have, and why? To gain the crown that lasts forever! Stay focused and disciplined today as you follow the Master.
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.