Pin It Now! Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. 1 Peter 4:7

The last but not the least, in the Fruits of the Spirits is Self Control. What really is self control? It is the control of one's emotions, desires, or actions by one's own will or in other words, the ability to exercise restraint or control over one's feelings, emotions, reactions, etc.

Why is it important for us believers to practice self control? Mainly because it is one way we can set apart ourselves from the world. We can not consider it fun what the world calls as fun. We have to exercise the fear of the Lord along with our merriment.

King Solomon writes in Ecclesiastes 11:9, "Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you to judgment."

King David instructs in Psalm 2:11, "Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling."

These wise kings don't say it for no reason. They have practiced it in their lives. Let us also make it our priority to develop self control along with the other fruits we discussed over the weeks. God bless you all!
2 Responses
  1. Self control has always been something I work at and strive for, studying the scriptures deeper and learning what God wants me to give up is where I am now in my life. Thank you

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Self control also keeps the enemy out of your life. When you choose to open your mouth or entertain that thought or take that action, it can open the door to evil.

    He who has no rule over his spirit(mind, will, emotions) Is like a city broken down without walls. These walls protect us from the enemy, when we don't keep our walls up and lose self control, we let the enemy in!!! Rule your self, don't let satan rule you!!

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