Why? To live a godly life for the Creator and His Son.
What? Learn truth, their ways, their goals, and how to fit in. Virtue. Wisdom. Steadfastness. Patience. Self-discipline. Forward looking. Humility. Faith. And so on.
How? Learn the word of God and Christ. Study, gather together, listen, observe, seek, ask, pray.
Examples that lead to self-mastery...
Titus 2:11-14. Deny self to grace and salvation.
Galatians 5:22-23. Desire love, joy, peace.
Matthew 6:33, Romans 14:17. Seek the Creator’s.
Romans 8:7. Focus on spiritual.
1 Timothy 4:7. Discipline self for godliness.
1 Corinthians 5:6-8. Purge and keep.
Romans 13:14. Put on Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 4:23-24. Renew your mind and self.
Romans 12:1-3. Present yourself.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7. Love. Love. Love.
Galatians 6:7. Sow and reap.
Colossians 3:1-5. Seek and mind what's above.
Titus 1:8. Be self-controlled, and all these.
Titus 2:6. Exhort others.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27. Strive for mastery.
As a citizen of God’s people, and of the global human race, consider how your path of self-mastery can also help and promote the good in others.
Use the power, love, and discipline that the Creator gave you. 2 Timothy 1:7.
Pursue a path of self-mastery, with all goodness and righteousness.
The virtuous life is the only truly prosperous life.