‣ A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might, ... A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. He makes me lie down in green pastures. G Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Holman Christian Standard Bible for the training of the body has a limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. Let's plunge into the Bible and see what God suggests! God is more concerned with our spiritual well-being and the condition of our spiritual hearts than He is with our physical well-being. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. ‣ So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) So run that you may obtain it. For you were bought with a price. Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean. “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. K And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it. But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. ... Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. Concerning the army of Pharaoh Neco, king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates at Carchemish and which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah: “Prepare buckler and shield, and advance for battle! All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Nothing is to be done in extremes. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. When the wicked increase, transgression increases, but the righteous will look upon their downfall. Bird Health; Read Isaiah 40:30-31. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. Q Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble. Publication date: Oct 23, 2020. So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. ‣ N After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.” And behold, the word of the Lord came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.” And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” ... Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.