If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. – Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. – Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness.
Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. – Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. – Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD.
HEB. 12:1,2. Luke 9:23. Luke 14:33. Rom. 13:12. I Cor. 9:25,27. -Phi. 3:13,14. Hos. 6:3.
January 30 evening
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
We have had fathers of our flesh, which corrected us; and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. – Humble yourselves, therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
LAM. 3:27. Prov. 22:6. Heb. 12:9,10. Psa. 119:67,71. Jer. 29:11. I Pet. 5:6.