Friday, October 21, 2011

What does the Bible say about self-discipline?

What does the Bible say about self-discipline?: "Answer: 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-control which, like self-discipline, generally refers to our ability to control or restrain ourselves from all kinds of feelings, impulses, and desires, which includes the desire for physical and material comfort. Now, even though self-control is the last of the spiritual fruits mentioned by Paul, and even though it is a term not used extensively in the Bible, self-control is clearly an indispensable attribute of the Christian life, especially as our unredeemed flesh sometimes causes us to succumb to the persistent tug of our sinful desires."

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What was the reason behind Peter's denial of Jesus?

What was the reason behind Peter's denial of Jesus?: "Answer: The story of Peter’s threefold denial of Christ is found in all four Gospel accounts: Matthew 26:69-74, Mark 14:66-72, Luke 22:55-62, and John 18:15-18, 25-27. But why would the chief of the disciples, the one closest to Jesus, deny even knowing Him? There were two main reasons why Peter denied Jesus: weakness and fear."

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What does the Bible say about honor?

What does the Bible say about honor?: "Answer: As a noun, “honor” in the Bible means esteem, value, or great respect. To honor someone is to value them highly or bestow value upon them. The Bible exhorts us to express honor and esteem toward certain people: our parents, the aged, and those in authority"

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