Old men 80 years old or older do not get around as well as they used to compared to when they were 16. There are those that defy the odds and still run 2 miles a day and are as fit as a fiddle. (Whatever that means) According to knowyourphrase.com:
"Fiddles typically refer to stringed musical instruments, such as the violin. As with most
musical instruments, violens require frequent cleaning and maintainence to remain in
Welcome to another episode of Seekers of Truth where today we will be training the soul with the Morning Watch. We will be reaching out over seas to the beautiful island of Jamaica to speak with my very own mother. Today's training focuses on what it means to "die daily" and letting the "old man" die. There is a YouTube podcast that comes with this article that goes with the slide show.
The Bible uses a lot of examples to draw parallel. In today's lesson it encourages us to die daily. If we took this literally we would be in a lot of trouble. According to gotquestions.org:
"The concept of “dying to self” is found throughout the New Testament. It expresses the true essence of the Christian life, in which we take up our cross and follow Christ. Dying to self is part of being born again; the old self dies and the new self comes to life (John 3:3–7). Not only are Christians born again when we come to salvation, but we also continue dying to self as part of the process of sanctification. As such, dying to self is both a one-time event and a lifelong process."