13 Neither [mede] yield ye [paristemi] your [humon] members [melos] as instruments [hoplon] of unrighteousness [adikia] unto sin [hamartia]: but [alla] yield [paristemi] yourselves [heautou] unto God [theos], as [hos] those that are alive [zao] from [ek] the dead [nekros], and [kai] your [humon] members [melos] as instruments [hoplon] of righteousness [dikaiosune] unto God [theos]. KJV-Interlinear
13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. ESV
Your body has physical urges such as hunger, thirst, pain, lusts of various types and so forth, but your soul is where the real you, resides. What you think is what you are.
And what you think, should be what is in control of you, not your physical urges. Your mind should run your body, your body should not run your mind.
Therefore, do not yield, paristemi, which means to stand beside, to give preference, to aid, or to assist. Therefore, do not give in to the demands of your body, but rather give in or submit yourself, to the demands and the expectations of the spiritual life.
Likewise, bring your body along with you.
You have heard the phrase, did you have your head with you when you did that?
And of course it’s merely a funny quip, but the phrase has a lot of good common sense with it. In other words, think before you act. Or, act in accordance with how you think.
And needless to say, what you should be thinking is Bible doctrine.
These studies, are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, that is easily accessible, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.
And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.
To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.
The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.
But you have to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.
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