RULING OUR OWN SPIRIT
BY: RAY PRINZING
“He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.”
One might soar high with speculation on how the
Learning to rule one’s own spirit is not easy; in fact, it requires that our spirit be joined to His Spirit, so that we are fortified and strengthened in the inner man, and thus able to gain control of all our emotions and impulses. The many moods of the human nature are not easily governed, the depressions, the restlessness, quick reactions to frustrations, all require a careful up girding to the truth and the divine nature of Christ. Many find it easier to govern others, exercise a rule over empires, while they cannot bridle their own emotions, and crucify the lusts and passions of their own flesh. It may sound altogether too practical and down to the “nitty-gritty” of daily living, but it is on this realm and level that the qualifications are being made for the spiritual positions to be revealed in due time.
“And he that ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city.”
A spirit gentle as a dove,
To manifest the ways above,
A life that’s holy, filled with love.