Tuesday, March 18, 2014

No Self-Control...Proverbs 25:28

Proverbs 25:28 A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls. 

Merely, shrugging our shoulders and accepting ourselves the way we are is not honoring to God. In fact, God instructs us to stand firm for His truth and purpose in our lives. 1 Corinthians 6:15 Don’t you realize that your bodies are actually parts of Christ? When we accept Christ as our savior, we receive the Holy Spirit and he dwells within us forever to guide us and lead us for God's glory! Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  The bible also tells us in Galatians 5:23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!  In Proverbs 5:21-23 we read "For the Lord sees clearly what a man does,examining every path he takes. An evil man is held captive by his own sins;they are ropes that catch and hold him. He will die for lack of self-control;he will be lost because of his great foolishness." 

Its clear that we are to live for God, seek Him in all that we do, act according to the Spirit and not of the flesh because we were created to love and honor God with our lives. We were born with our sin nature and destined to death but by God's grace, He sent his only son to die for us on the cross so that we may have eternal life! John 3:16-17 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. We need to learn to discern the truth from the lies of this world. Psalm 119:124-125 I am your servant; deal with me in unfailing love,and teach me your decrees. Give discernment to me, your servant;then I will understand your laws. 

Bretheren, see God through Jesus today! Start living your life for his purposes and begin enjoying His grace abundantly! 

Father, thank you for your grace, for it is all I need! Thank you for the gifts of the Holy Spirit and His leadership in my life daily! May I bless you today and the rest of my life! In Jesus name, AMEN!

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