Self Control

7 Oct

Self Control…

Proverbs 25:28 says, “Like a city that is broken into and without walls, is a man who has no control over his spirit.” What is it like to have no control over your spirit? It’s like an ancient city without any strong walls. Without walls, a city would end up attacked, plundered, and in ruins.

So a man without self-control is like a city without walls. Self-control is not just the right thing to have in your life – it’s an essential protection for your life. And one of the secrets of protecting your life is that of building walls – or hedges.

As the ancient city needed walls, so your life needs hedges. A wise man builds hedges around what he can do and not do, what he can watch or not, partake of or abstain, enter or avoid – hedges of action, hedges of association, hedges of thought, and hedges of relationship.

Don’t avoid the issue of self-control. Instead, build whatever hedges you need to build. And, after building them, honor them. And just as the walls of the ancient city – they could end up saving your life.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galations 5:22-23

Practice self-control in that area you most need it and build that wall!

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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