Jun 20, 2007

What is a True Martial Artist?

Originally posted 2:21am Saturday, Jan 6 on Facebook

Honor, integrity, respect, and especially humility accompany any true martial artist. Beware of the one lacking in these things. Outwardly consider him a plague to be avoided, yet treat him carefully when you cannot. In your mind consider him an enemy; a viper waiting to strike that cannot be trusted. He is puffed up, deceitful, and dangerous above all. He is a volatile bomb waiting for any chance to demonstrate his own perceived power. He is no better than a bully in a schoolyard. To the one lacking in these things, beware the one who boasts not in himself!

Remember, a man boasts not in the things in which he is the most confident, but rather in the things he lacks!

A few related scriptures…

Matthew 23:11-12 "But the greatest among you shall be your servant. "Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.

Psalm 20:7 Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God.

Galatians 6:14 But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things," declares the LORD.

Psalm 34:2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

Psalm 94:4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

1 comment:

A-Hawk said...

PS – as usual, this has (at least) a duplicitous meaning. We would all do well to remember this and apply it in our own lives ;)