REVEALED WORD TODAY
// Read: Phil. 3:1-10; I Corinthians 9:19-27 //
19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
The Need for Self-Discipline
24 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. 25 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. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
In continuation of the discussion of yesterday, there are things you need to do to win and remain a winner. These are:
i. To win self, you must discipline your body. Gal. 2:20, I Corinthians 9:27.
ii. To win Christ is by suffering loss of all things and counting it as dung – Phil.3:8
iii. To win purpose is by reaching and pressing toward the mark… Phil. 3:12-14
iv. To win people for Christ is by a servant lifestyle Phil. 2:7, Luke 22:27.
PRAYER: Oh Lord, help me to put on the right attitude of a winner.