A Broken Down Wall
Posted: Friday, October 21
Verse of the day:
A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls. (Proverbs 25:28 NLT)
In Old Testament times, a broken-down city wall allowed the enemy to enter the city to steal, kill, and destroy. In other words, broken-down walls meant no control, no security, and no success. Consequently, the inspection and reparation of the city walls was a serious matter.
Likewise, if your life has broken-down walls, the enemy will seek to steal, kill, and destroy. Thus, it is important for you to inspect and repair the walls of your life by consistently exercising self-control. The stability and success of your private life, your marriage, your family, and your business is directly related to your self-control.
Self-control is being able to consistently control your emotions and desires, through the power of the Holy Spirit. In order to do so, you must evaluate yourself. You see, your self-control will either be strengthened or weakened by your emotions and desires. It’ll be strengthened when your desire to connect to God is greater than your desire to stay home sleeping on a Sunday morning. On the other hand, it’ll be weakened when you allow your anger and frustration at work to lead you to abruptly quit without regarding the consequences.
Are you exercising your self-control on a daily basis? Are you striving to consistently control your emotions and desires?
May God help you to consistently exercise self-control in every area of your life. May you be an example of love and discipline to others. May the Holy Spirit empower you to keep your emotions and desires under control. May you honor God in everything you say and do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.