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"Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control." Proverbs 25:28 (NIV

Monday, January 21, 2013

"Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control." Proverbs 25:28 (NIV)


Wikipedia says:

"Self-control is the ability to control one's emotions, behavior, and desires in order to obtain some reward, or avoid some punishment. Presumably, some (smaller) reward or punishment is operating in the short term which precludes, or reduces, the later reward or punishment. In psychology it is sometimes called self-regulation. Exerting self-control through the executive functions in decision making is held in some theories to deplete one's ability to do so in the future.[1]"

5 Bible Verses About Self-Control

"Do you possess the quality of self-control?
These Bible verses about self-control make it clear that self-discipline ought to be an area in our lives that we strive to better. As one of the fruits of the Spirit, however, self-control is evidently not a simple quality that we can somehow manufacture all on our own. It is a sign of God's presence and leading in our lives. In regards to these Bible verses about self-control, please keep in mind that they are removed from their original context. The beauty, nonetheless, is that each verse and passage gives us insight into this important topic. With all that said, here are 5 Bible verses about self-control, all of which can be used for future study or reference.

Proverbs 16:32 (#1 of 5 Bible Verses about Self-Control)
32 Better a patient person than a warrior, those with self-control than those who take a city.

Proverbs 25:28 (#2 of 5 Bible Verses about Self-Control)
28 Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.

Galatians 5:22-24 (#3 of 5 Bible Verses about Self-Control)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.

Titus 2:11-14 (#4 of 5 Bible Verses about Self-Control)
11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope-the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

2 Peter 1:3-8 (#5 of 5 Bible Verses about Self-Control)
3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Source: Today's New International Version

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    emoticon Amen! interesting how the qualities build in the last scripture. I do find that in my journey, as I grow in faith :)
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