This week we add self-control.
When I think of self-control I hear my dad’s voice telling me to get a grip. I keep this broken handle to remind me I really do have a grip.
Self-control follows knowledge in our list of things we must add to our faith. So it would seem, self-control involves putting into practice what is learned of God.
A person without self-control is like a house with its doors and windows knocked out. Proverbs 25:28, The Message.
When we lack self-control or are lazy about engaging it, we set ourselves up as easy prey for the enemy.
The self-control spoken of in the Bible is a gift from God through the Spirit. The Spirit “teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.” (Titus 2:12)
So I we need a grip on the Spirit to get a grip in life.