Rule your own spirit. How? Jesus Christ: the author and finisher of our faith told us how. When He was hungry and thirsty, though he had the power to turn stone to bread but did not; Because he would rather obey the word of God and do His will. For publicity, Jesus could have jumped down from the pinnacle of the temple, he declined to tempt God but rather obey the word of God. And Like you and me, Jesus was tempted to trade off his Spirit for the glory of this vain world. He overcome the temptation by saying “… Away with you, Satan! For it is written, you shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.” Matthew 4:10
The purpose of an encounter with Jesus is to know the way, the truth, and the life of a true worshiper of God. “Even every one that is called by my name: God said, I have created him for my glory,” Isaiah 43:7 He saved Israel from Egyptian Bondage that they may worship Him. The entirety of God’s redemption plan is to build a kingdom of true worshipers. God’s relationship with man since Adam, centers around those who worship Him, according to His will and in obedience to His ways and commandment. The bible is lined up with true worshipers like Abel, Abraham, Moses, and King David, among others. But we are focusing on the author and finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ.