Daily Devotional
Victory Over Your Self

“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”

Proverbs 16:32


Ponder This

Many today are into the cult of self-realization, but the Bible teaches self-surrender. In self-realization all of the answers are in you; but in self-surrender, all of the answers are in Jesus. In self-realization you are centered in you—there is a preoccupation with number one. Self may be dedicated, but it is dedicated to self. It may be religious, but it is a religious self. We are living in a generation of “self-aholics” consumed by themselves.

In 1 Samuel 24, the greatest victory that David won was not a victory over Saul. The great victory that David won was a victory over himself. David refused to take vengeance on Saul; he refused to do what he was able to do because he gained a great victory. He practiced what the New Testament says in Romans 12:21, “Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Practice This

Write down some practical ways you can have victory over yourself as a means of submitting to Christ. Take steps to put at least one of these practices into action today.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.