Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
(This verse speaks of embracing the salvation, redemption, and healing that is found in Christ. We are all made with a God-shaped vacuum. If we do not fill that void up with our God, then the devil will tempt us to fill that empty space with the desires of the flesh.)
I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world.
Through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’
Song of Solomon 2:4
He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.
For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.
And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
Please know, beloved, that I have 50 pounds of excess poundage on me! I have admitted that I am a glutton and I am ministering these verses to ME FIRST!!
I welcome any new comments on these verses or new verses. I am hoping this list will grow.
Blessings and hugs, Pat