Ten Resolves For Those Trafficking In The Marketplace

  • To try to learn to be thoroughly poor in spirit, meek, and to be ready to be silent when others speak. (Matthew 5:3, 5; James 1:19)
  • To learn from everyone. (Job 8:8; Proverbs 24:32)
  • To try to despise the prevailing principle of “blowing your own horn”; and to feel it a degradation to speak of my own doings, as a poor braggart. (Proverbs 27:2; 1 Corinthians 4:7)
  • To speak less of self. (Proverbs 20:6)
  • To try to overcome the mentality of building one’s own “kingdom”. (Jeremiah 45:5; Romans 12:16)
  • To preserve as sacrosanct all secrets committed to me, especially any confidential communication of spiritual complexities. (Proverbs 11:3)
  • To take a deep interest in the difficulties of others. (Philippians 2:3, 4; 1 Corinthians 10:24)
  • To perform vigorously the examination of conscience. (Acts 24:16; Galatians 6:4)
  • To contend one-by-one against evil thoughts of the mind. (2 Corinthians 7:1; 10:5)
  • To watch over a tendency toward the uncharitable judgment of others. (Matthew 7:1-5; Romans 2:1)

 

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