Monday, November 30, 2015
That Christian life which costs nothing is worth nothing. There must be self-restraint, discipline, severe schooling. There must be struggle, and the agonizing effort. If you are to reach the goal and win the prize, you must put every energy of your life into the race. There must be a sacrifice of indolence and self-will and personal ease. Too much pampering, spoils many a promising Christian.
Every noble and godly life, is a struggle from beginning to end. Only those who toil and fight and overcome are successful in life. This is true in every sphere in business, in academics, and in spiritual life. Are we resisting sin, overcoming temptation, living victoriously in trial? If not, we are not living worthily.
Philippians 3:14 ... I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 1:29 ... Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
Hebrews 12:1 ... Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
1 Corinthians 9:24 ... Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.❤