Spirit & Life Devotional
Monday, November 25
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
RULE YOUR SPIRIT
The world is full of men and women who want to rule the world, but who haven't succeeded in ruling themselves; there are many fighting for positions they haven't prepared themselves for; and people are entering into relationships, binding themselves in several ways without adequate understanding. May God help us all.
Proverbs 25:28 says that, "Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down without walls."
It is very possible to know what to do and not do it. Many people do wrong not because they don't know it is wrong, but because they are still slaves to their emotions. They have not become masters of their own bodies and wills: unlike Paul, they haven't brought their bodies, wills, emotions, etc, into subjection.
It is bad for a city to be without walls. Refuse to be a broken man or woman. Be in charge! Pray when you should; fast when you should; say no when you have to; be disciplined; close your eyes to certain things; don't buy everything; you must not fall in love with every beautiful and intelligent person! Do you understand? God's grace is sufficient for you.