Monday, January 6, 2014

Proverbs 25:28

         "Whoever has no rule over his own spirit
          Is like a city broken down, without walls."

A person without self control is utterly defenseless, whether from wordily temptations, or their own fleshly lusts. That is what this proverb is warning against. Living without self control is an open invitation to have have every form of evil come against one and prevail over them. That is why God gives us as His children self control as a fruit of the Holy Spirit in our lives (Gal 5:22-23); so that we neither act or speak rashly when we are led by Him. For the old fleshly nature will always be full of all manner of rashness and folly. But our new nature in Christ Jesus compels us to something far greater and far more liberating than living thoughtlessly and recklessly which only leads to a persons own bondage and misery. And so if your gospel preacher does not preach self-control as a manner of life and wisdom, and that from God, then he isn't preaching the Gospel of Christ (Acts 24:25; 1 Tim 2:15; 2 Tim 3:2-5; 2 Peter 1:5-8).

Scripture Quotations
The New King James Version. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982.

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