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Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Value of Self Control

In summary of Proverbs 25:28 it says,
“Those who do not control themselves are like a city whose walls are broken down”

Bottom Line:
Being unable to control yourself is much like a city whose protective walls have gaping holes.

What this means to me:
Being able to control my reactions (anger) to what occurs is paramount to overall protection.  If I fly of the handle, I’m more likely to respond in an unkind or selfish manner, which leaves me open to retaliation and even attack from the enemy.  This proverb equates the lack of self-control to being like a city in days of the past with broken protective walls.  It could be easily attacked and infiltrated because it lacked any form of protection from it’s enemies.  For me, maintaining control, my responses and anger will keep me from being open.