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What does the Bible say about self-discipline?



    
    

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Self-discipline is essentially the same as self-control, one of the nine fruits of the Spirit listed by Paul in Galatians 5:22-23. The KJV translation uses the word temperance in place of "self-con...

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95 1 Jay Saunders
Paul, the greatest teacher in the meaning of the dispensation of grace, gives us an example of a child of God putting on the armour of God which includes the acts of discipline.

The helmet of salvation protects our mind by keeping our thought life pure, by, and through, discernment using the word of God.
Example: Meditate on those things that are pure lovely of a good report. If their be anything worthy of praise, then think and speak on these things.

Put on the breast plate of righteousness.not your own righteousness, but His righteousness, because our righteousness is as filthy rags. This only comes through true salvation, and true salvation brings love for humanity and the Lord Jesus.

Gird up your lions with the belt of truth. Speaking the eternal truth of God of God's word that is never out dated or void of truth now and forever.

Shod your feet with the gospel of peace towards anyone and every one. That does not mean that someone will keep the peace with you, but you have to do your best and pray about those you can not control that are out of control. Let go and let God do what you cannot.

The Jews never let up at persecuting Paul where ever he went. They were the thorn in his flesh. Of coarse not everyone agrees with that, but it was the Jews that rejected Jesus that persecuted Paul most.

Then comes that shield of faith. The defensive and offensive weapon. We read Psalm 91 and it says because we love him, He protects us. Not because we are perfect, not because we're well connected, but because we love him. We shall not want. Psalm 23

My favorite:

Take up that sword of the spirit that is in your mouth. By quoting the word of God's many promises and rebuking sickness, diseases, threats, depression, worry, lack, mental attacks of all kinds, we can lift that shield of faith to quench those fiery darts of the evil wicked one.

The living word of God makes us clean and makes us over comers in Christ Jesus. If you discipline, exercise and use the living word of God. 

Selah!
Ps. You can do all things though Christ Jesus our Lord. The word says so.

Jaybird

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