This next video was actually supposed to be posted yesterday and so I apologize for that. It does present some really cool stuff, though.
This next one basically focuses on disciplining yourself while giving you something to think about:
So gain discipline in the area of:
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power… Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:12, 18-20.
The key word in the last verse is therefore it means “for that reason.” That would mean that for the very reason you were bought at a price, you are required to glorify (give praise to) God in your body.
It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 1 Corinthians 7:1-3
That verse was just to illustrate the fact that sex was designed and built for marriage.
Clarifying sexual immorality
The Greek word for sexual immorality is porneia and it is used generally to refer to any form of illicit sexual intercourse. That would include adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, incest and intercourse with animals.
Now it makes most reference to intercourse and so does that mean masturbation can pass? Absolutely not! The modern definitions don’t give the accurate meaning for the word. In the older definition there was a Latin word that meant “hand” and another one meant “defile,” in essence you would be defiling (abusing) your body using your hands! Of course 1 Corinthians 6:20 will be a perfect verse to use in any court case. Only do with your body what glorifies God.
2) Physical well being
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God 1 Corinthians 10:31
If you are a big eater, put a knife to your throat Proverbs 23:2
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. 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 1 Corinthians 9:24-25
As we work towards spreading the gospel in any way possible, it would be great to keep ourselves fit and strong in the process!
3) Emotional well being
Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back Proverbs 29:11
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry James 1:19
The tongue can bring death or life;
those who love to talk will reap the consequences Proverbs 18:21
Righteous lips are the delight of kings,
And they love him who speaks what is right Proverbs 16:13
He who guards his mouth preserves his life,
But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction Proverbs 13:3
A man has joy by the answer of his mouth,
And a word spoken in due season, how good it is! Proverbs 15:23
5) Controlling the mind
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of (through giving fresh life or strength to) your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God Romans 12:2
NB: It’s God’s will to renew your mind! That makes it an ongoing activity. Every second of every day we ought to be doing something that will help renew our minds.
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise Philippians 4:8
Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth Colossians 3:2
I have to admit, this next video actually challenged me big time! I had consider the number of hours I spent on internet or watching T.V instead of reading for example. Check it out: