March 3- Self Control

March 3- Self Control

March 3: Self Control

 

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 day!

 

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 of temptation!

  1. Why is self-control so important in our Christian lives?

  2. How does self-control help us defeat Satan?

  3. How can 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.

 

 


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