From today’s message on self-control:
- “A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.” – Proverbs 25:28
- “He will die for lack of self-control; he will be lost because of his great foolishness.” – Proverbs 5:23
- “Be self-controlled because your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone
to devour.” – 1 Peter 5:8
- “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” – Galatians 5:22-23
“A person without self-control is like a ship at full sail in a strong wind with no rudder. People without self-control miss deadlines, are always late, eat too much, get too angry too often, drink too much, become too sexually involved, are too lazy, watch too much TV, speak too often without concern for others, fail to perform up to their potential, act dishonestly, etc., etc., etc. Lack of self-control is a life-wasting, life-destroying thing.”
– Max Anders
“If you could teach your son only one thing in his life, teach him self-control. Let’s define it as making himself do things he would rather not do. Self-control is like an artery running through every aspect of his life, feeding and nourishing what it can reach. It is an unseen source of life. Lack of self-control is a common feature of all boys. If left completely on his own, a boy won’t do much more than make himself comfortable. Something must force the advancement of self-control into every area of his life including work, studying, friendship, honesty, commitments, chivalry, and others. The force must be you.”
– William Beausay in the book “Boys”
6 Steps to Developing Self-control
- Desire to live a self-controlled life.
- Identify the area(s) in your life where more self-control is needed.
- Make a plan to live a more controlled life.
- Be accountable to someone for your plan.
- Memorize Scripture that speaks to self-control.
- Ask God to help you live a self-controlled life.
For Parents of younger Children
The Child Training Bible is color coded for many of the topics of Proverbs and more throughout the Bible such as ‘anger’, ‘pride’, ‘lying’, ‘laziness’ and ‘making excuses’. It is a valuable tool for teaching your children the biblical teachings to help them live a wise life!