The heavyweight world champion was in training and adapted to rigid rules. All fighters know the need to discipline their bodies before they enter the ring. They follow a strict diet, exercise and rest in preparation for a big match. Temptations arise; friends coax them to bend the rules. If they are smart, they'll refuse. "No; I'm in training!"
"All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NAS)." Before I find myself "on the ropes," training in righteousness is essential. God's word prepares me for His work and witness!
With God all things are possible! Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Secret Place, Daily Devotionals for the Deaf, Light from the Word Daily Devotional. Available now in book store: FORGET-ME-NOT DAILY DEVOTIONAL http:/ebooks.faithwriters.com/ebook-details.php?id=520