Monday, May 17, 2010
God did not say "Free-range your passions - it's organic, man." Instead, we are warned that the all-natural man is an enemy.
So there need to be limits. But God also did not say "Put your passions on a leash," which would imply giving them free reign within a certain sphere.
But He also did not say "Muzzle your passions," which would be never listening to them or unhealthy suppression.
"Bridle your passions" expresses a working relationship between spirit and body, between conscience and mind, heart, stomach, and any other bodily organ. We are to learn how to bring ourselves into submission until such time as rider and horse are one.