It’s not a message we hear too often from Christian pulpits today: You have to be harder on yourself! But, here’s what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:27: “I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” Now, I’m not loving this translation! It’s TOO soft! I think the problem is that the translators aren’t sure what to do with it. The language is really strong! The ESV translators admit as much in the margin of the verse. They say, the Greek......