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No room for complacency, cruise control, “taking it easy” in the spiritual life.
“broad road to destruction” / “narrow road”
STRIVE – PERSEVERANCE – DISCIPLINE (virtue of Hope & courage)
Hebrews "My son, do not disdain the discipline of the Lord or lose heart when reproved by him; for whom the Lord loves, he disciplines; he scourges every son he acknowledges." Endure your trials as "discipline"; God treats you as sons.
Abraham. Isaac. Jacob. – they persevered, they strove with discipline in the journey of faith that lasted a lifetime.
Christianity is a race, and not a sprint race that’s requires one hard burst of ourselves. Rather, a marathon.
Marathon Race – why I can’t beat my brother. LACK OF DISCIPLINE to train.
We must make sacrifices for the sake of what we want. We must organize our life for this one thing.
We must desire sanctity. To be saints. Holiness. Discipline.
We were designed for this.