For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Mark 8:36-37).
Throughout history, there have been hundreds of well-known leaders who subdued other men. The whole world was subject to them; they had everything under their tyranny. Some were even so revered and placed by others in the class of God. But Jesus said, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:36-37).
Never pride yourself in your ability to subdue or dominate others; rather, learn to use your authority over yourself. Conquer yourself! That’s when you really win: when you say to yourself, “I’m going to do the right thing and say the right thing only,” and keep at it.
When your words and actions are under your charge, consciously subjected to God’s Word, then you’re ready for true success. When you tell yourself, “Nothing filthy will come out of me” and consciously
ensure such a lifestyle through the Word, that’s the way of victory.
Refuse to give vent or expression to satanic manifestations such as anger, hatred, bitterness, jealousy, and envy. Be sure that only the blessings, grace, and compassion of Jesus are seen and experienced by
everyone around you. Make the choice that only His love and works of righteousness will effuse from you to your world.
Blessed Father, I thank you for the blessing and privilege to receive your Word. My mind is stayed on your Word; the Spirit of excellence at work in me brings discipline and stability into my life, to produce fruits of righteousness and manifest your love, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Corinthians 9:25-27 NLT; Proverbs 25:28 AMPC; Proverbs 16:32 CEV
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 25:13-26:1 & Psalms 11-16
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Galatians 5:13-19 & Isaiah 38