May 4, 2016
Verse 11: Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
Urging me to abstain from sinful desires. Not to love the world and its ways, but to be alien and stranger to it, to prevent death of my soul.
It’s impossible to be perfect, but it is better to win one battle than to always lose. The war has been won anyways. The battle is for the health of my soul.
It’s funny how I can sense the state of my spiritual health. Not much different than knowing if I’m bleeding physically. Sad to say that I’m not as healthy as I have been in the past. I have been ignoring it, but thank God I see this, and know what I have to do. Some people bleed and die without even knowing. It’s funny how I can somehow sense the spiritual health of others as well. I know I should reach out to some who are bleeding, but it’s hard to do when I too am bleeding, and it’s just more comfortable being around those who are spiritually healthy, those healers. I have to become healthy again, and it’s one step at a time, one battle at a time.
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