"But I keep under my body, and bring it unto subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway."

Biblical separation is not following standards to make us godly but establishing standards because we are seeking to be godly. Biblical separation is a great privilege because it allows us to identify with our God. We don't have to" live a godly life; we get to" live a godly life. We are talking about the difference between obligation and opportunity.

  When cadets enter West Point, they are overwhelmed by the strictness of this institution. Those who adhere to the rigid guidelines eventually wear the uniform of the U.S. Army with pride. You can't make it too tough on them! They are willing, and they want to do anything they can to pursue their goal of becoming a part of " The Long Gray Line." To each soldier, it is a privilege and an honor to follow in the heritage of Robert E. Lee, Douglas MacArthur, or Dwight D. Eisenhower. Those who simply follow the rules because they have to never experience anything but a miserable existence. they are relieved to get out when their time is up. What a waste of time!

  Paul's words to Timothy were as follows: "Exercise thyself rather unto godliness....godliness is profitable unto all things" ( 1 Timothy, 4:7,8). A major part of any conditioning program is an attitude of  " I want to ." It works that way with a ball team,and it works that way  with God's team.

  Godliness is" God-likeness." Godliness begins with a desire for more of the reality of God in our lives. What a blessing to become more like the One whose presence we desire in our lives.Taking steps to live a Godlike life ought not to be frustrating or intimidating. Rather, we will  experience great blessing as godliness becomes reality.  


God's                           team!                     


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