Self-Control – Fruit of the Spirit
Scripture for the day
2 Peter 1:5-7 (CEV) 5 Do your best to improve your faith. You can do this by adding goodness, understanding, 6 self-control, patience, devotion to God, 7 concern for others, and love.
Thought for the day
Self-control is a major element / fruit of the Spirit, it helps us control the other Fruit. For example, the Scriptures tell us to love each other (John 13:35; 1 Thessalonians 3:12), if we do not exercise self-control, love can become lust or lead to extreme fleshly desires. If we do not control our joy, we may demonstrate this fruit / emotion at an inappropriate time, particularly when we should demonstrate sadness…
The most rewarding aspect of using self-control for me is knowing that with the help of the Holy Spirit, I can change any bad habit through discipline. God makes it possible when we trust Him enough to let Him help us; let God help you take control of your mind, your actions and your life. Bless you my friends! ♥ Tim