Day 5: I Hate Boundaries
“If we want to embrace our boundaries— and even grow to love them —we’ll have to get this idea out of our system that rules are bad…The truth is, we need the law [boundaries]to protect ourselves from our bad behavior.” ~pg. 22
Romans 13: 14, “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”
1 Corinthians 6: 12, “All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”
1 Timothy 4: 7b, “exercise thyself rather unto godliness.”
James 4: 6, “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”
1 Peter 1: 14-16, “As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”
The assignment for today is to “choose two or three Bible verses from today’s lesson to memorize. Write the Bible verses on index cards so you can refer back to them.” ~pg. 24
Raveling, Barb (2013-12-23). Taste for Truth: A 30 Day Weight Loss Bible Study (p. 22-24). Truthway Press. Kindle Edition.
I really appreciate the emphasis that the author puts on Scripture and renewing your mind for lasting change. If we want to follow Christ, He tells us to deny ourselves. The areas of self-denial vary from person to person. What may be a struggle for one may not even be a temptation for another. I often have wrestled with the fact that this whole area of struggle for me is so unfair. I seem to look at food and gain weight. Why me? The answer to that is not important. This is an area that God has called me to self-denial if I am going to be a good steward of HIS temple.
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