Eyesalve: An Incorruptible Crown

By | Eyesalve

And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.” I Cor. 9:25


Tell those who are competing in the Olympics that they do not need to train so hard. Tell them they don’t need to push themselves to the limit and don’t need to deny themselves certain foods and drinks. They may say, I know I don’t have to do these things, but if I have any hope of winning the completion I must. Today, if a Christian practices such self-control he is called a legalist. If the athlete practices such self-control for a trinket of gold, how much more should we practice discipline and self-control, for we obtain an incorruptible crown.

Eyesalve: Love Fervently

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“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.” I pe. 1:22-23

Verse 22 says, “love one another with a pure heart fervently.” Verse 23 follows that demand by reiterating that we are born again by an incorruptible seed. The kind of love, “with a pure heart fervently,” is impossible for anyone to do unless they are born again. If you have a hard time loving the brethren from a pure heart and with fervency more than likely it is because you have not really been born again.