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Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Proverbs 25:28

"A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls." ESV

Here in America, we don't see walled cities. However, we are all too familiar with gated communities. It's the same idea spoken in the scripture. Why do these subdivisions have gates around them? It is to keep within the gates, peace, security, protection from harm, and a sense of community. The gates also keep outside of them danger, thieves, or any type of threat and disruption to the daily lives of those within the gates. Self-control serves as a wall around us to keep us from allowing ourselves to be open to all kinds of destructive and evil things. Without self-control, we open ourselves up to the evil one who can deceive us and rob us of all good things.

Heavenly Father, forgive us for not staying alert to weaknesses and gaps in our self-control. Search our hearts and give us awareness of those places we have let down our guard. Give us a fresh outpouring of Your Holy Spirit so that we will produce healthy spiritual fruit, among which is self-control. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

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Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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