by: April D. Byrd
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. (Proverbs 25:28 ESV)
- Don’t let the devil have control, it leads to complete destruction in the end.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)
- If you are able to be in control of yourself, you don’t have to be under any law or authority, of anyone else. You don’t have to be in anyone’s subjection.
For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:13 ESV)
- Allow God’s spirit in you to help you make the right decisions. If you overcome your flesh and gain discipline in your spirit you will be completely healthy in your mind, body, and soul.
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, (2 Corinthians 4:17)
- Ex: Waiting for something takes patience, but once we get what we've waited for it’s really worth it and it benefits us and makes us richer. Exercising patience and discipline for a moment is hard, but the things we think are worth it over here imagine how much better it’s going to be. When we live to please God and finally reach His promise that He has for us. It’s going to be amazing. So work to be please God and do His will.
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