Paul, writing to Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:7, said:
“But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.”
The same Paul makes it clear in Acts 24:16 that:
“And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men.”
No one excels in anything without exercise. You have to put yourself on line for victory! Every sportsman positions himself by doing appropriate exercises, in order to excel.
Godliness is not cheap, the opposition is tense! It calls for lots of exercises.
So, the holiness adventure demands a personal responsibility. There’s no one to blame.
Say to the Lord: “Lord, help me to accept total responsibility for a life that pleases You.”
All it really takes is you coming out to say “No!”, and knowing what to do to maintain that “No!”
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