Good Morning All,
Today’s Verse of the Day is
Train up a child in the way he should go [teaching him to seek God’s wisdom and will for his abilities and talents], Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
I used to see this verse only one way…. That a Father needs to teach His son and Instruct Him..
Today God has revealed to me a different perspective. That is from the perspective of a growing Christian, as a child of God. Today the question is are we seeking God’s Will for our talents and abilities? Are we putting God First?
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Notice also that this is something that must be trained within us. It is not Natural to us. The Holy Spirit Will teach us how to live. However it is not easy, as we are not without opposition.
1 Corinthians 9:27
But [like a boxer] I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached [the gospel] to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified [as unfit for service]. – 1 Corinthians 9:27
Interesting right he acts as if the body would rather do something else… Why does he say this? Mentioning of slave also points to the fact that the body is an unwilling participant.. But Why…?
We know that the Law is spiritual, but I am a creature of the flesh [worldly, self-reliant—carnal and unspiritual], sold into slavery to sin [and serving under its control].For I do not understand my own actions [I am baffled and bewildered by them]. I do not practice what I want to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate [and yielding to my human nature, my worldliness—my sinful capacity]. Now if I habitually do what I do not want to do, [that means] I agree with the Law, confessing that it is good (morally excellent). So now [if that is the case, then] it is no longer I who do it [the disobedient thing which I despise], but the sin [nature] which lives in me. For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh [my human nature, my worldliness—my sinful capacity]. For the willingness [to do good] is present in me, but the doing of good is not. For the good that I want to do, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. But if I am doing the very thing I do not want to do, I am no longer the one doing it [that is, it is not me that acts], but the sin [nature] which lives in me. So I find it to be the law [of my inner self], that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good. For I joyfully delight in the law of God in my inner self [with my new nature],but I see a different law and rule of action in the members of my body [in its appetites and desires], waging war against the law of my mind and subduing me and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is within my members.Wretched and miserable man that I am! Who will [rescue me and] set me free from this body of death [this corrupt, mortal existence]?Thanks be to God [for my deliverance] through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind serve the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh [my human nature, my worldliness, my sinful capacity—I serve] the law of sin.
Him or Her who has an ear let them Hear what God is saying to them. Thank God That Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life! By the power of the Holy Spirit we can and will overcome… But first we must learn how to combat the flesh… This takes training and time. This doesn’t mean you win every time… It means you get back up and keep trying when you fall. also that you want to do the right thing… Remember you are the company you keep. So keep company with God by putting Him first… Spending time with Him in prayer and in His Word… Thereby, choosing to strengthen your Spirit over your flesh.
May God bless all of you and may all who read this be blessed and may the Holy Spirit manifest His presence in your Life.