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MARCH 18

 

Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for

 the gr-t unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ—1. Pet.1:13.

 

Having “girded up the loins of your mind” for a long, steady and determined effort, “be sober”; do not allow yourself to become excited and, under the spur of excitement, to exhaust all your spiritual vitality in a very short time, and then to suffer a relapse into coldness or discouragement. Strive thoughtfully to consider and prepare for a long and patient endurance of all the discipline and trial of faith and patience necessary to prove an overcomer and worthy of the blessed reward promised “to him that overcometh.” The race before us is not one to be run by fits and starts, but by “patient continuance in well doing”.

 

 

Parallel passages: Luke 12:34,35;  Rom. 13:13;  Eph. 6:14;  1.Thes. 5:6,8;  1.Pet. 4:7; 5:8;  1.Cor. 1:7; Phil. 3:20; Titus 2:13; Heb. 6:18,19;  2.Pet. 3:12.