Flesh – Carnal Nature – Selfishness

Run the Race and Don’t Be Lazy – Basilea Schlink

Do not be lazy. Run each day’s race with all your might, so that at the end you will receive the victory wreath from God. Keep on running even when you have had a fall. The victory wreath is won by him who does not stay down, but always gets up again, grasps the banner of faith and keeps on running in the assurance that Jesus is Victor.

– Basilea Schlink –


Apostasy Begins in the Closet – Adam Clarke

Apostasy begins in the closet. No man ever backslid from the life and power of Christianity who continued constant and fervent in private prayer. He who prays without ceasing is likely to rejoice evermore.

– Adam Clarke –


Take Our Stand at the Cross – AT Pierson

We take our stand at the cross and consent to be nailed to it, voluntarily, actually; to submit to the pain whereby the flesh dies; the hands are pierced that carnal work may no longer be done in the energy of the flesh; the feet are pierced that no longer we may walk according to the flesh; the brow is pierced with the thorn crown that our head may not any longer be held up for human diadems and fading laurel wreaths …

– AT Pierson –


Self-Pity – Corrie ten Boom

Self-pity is a nasty sin, and the devil uses it and always starts his talks with “poor Corrie!”

– Corrie ten Boom –