You, O Christian, say that you will reign with Christ
And judge nations, angels, and the world.
But how will you govern a world
When you cannot govern your own body?
How will you govern nations with Christ
When you cannot govern your own tongue?
How will you judge nations and angels
When you cannot judge yourself?
How will you reign with Christ
When you cannot reign over your own appetites and desires?
Will one who is governed by lusts and passions
Be given the reigns to govern nations?
You must govern yourself;
You must be judge over yourself;
You must rule over your own body,
Judge your own passions and appetites,
restrain your own sinful desires and actions.
You must reign with Christ over your own body
If you hope to reign with Christ over the whole world.
Govern yourself, O Christian, in this age
So that you can govern the world in the age to come.
(See Matthew 24:45-47; 1 Corinthians 6:2-3; 2 Timothy 2:12; Revelation 2:26-27; Revelation 20:6)