Scripture Lesson: Proverbs 25:28
In a 2008 Spring Training Game, Noah Lowery of the Giants threw 24
pitches before a single batter took a swing in the Giants loss to the Rangers.
The 28 year old right hander, who went through the entire order without recording
an official at bat, did so with a combination of walks and sacrifice flies,
walking nine of the first 12 batters he faced. I’d say a pretty tough control
The writer of Proverbs wants us to see that if we lack self-control
we will be like a city whose walls are broken down. In the ancient world, a
city was defined by its walls, which offered protection from hostile forces.
When we lack self-control, we have no defense against the enemy who wants
nothing more than to see us fall. Without self-control, there is no way to
fight off the temptations that come to our lives, and the forces of evil can
easily overrun our defenses. Without self-control, we can never win the battle
self-control so important in our Christian lives?
self-control help us defeat Satan?
the lack of self-control bring broken lives?
The closer we are to Christ and the more we walk with Him, the more
self-control we will possess.
Posted on Thu, March 3, 2016
by David Daly