Adultery
Affliction (Discipline, Chastisement, Trials)
Alcohol (Drug Abuse)
Anger
Assurance (of Salvation)
Bitterness (Resentment, Hate)
Blame Shifting
Changing
Children
Church Discipline
Comfort
Communication (Gossip, Lying)
Conscience
Contentment
Death
Depression
Divorce
Example (Being A Good Example)
Forgiveness of sins (God's Forgiveness)
Forgiving Others
Friendships
Homosexuality
Hope
Imitating Jesus
Loving and Serving Others
Lust (Evil Desires)
Marriage (Husband and Wife Relationships)
Mixed Marriages
Obedience
Overcoming Evil (How to Handle It When Others Wrong You)
Peace (Rest)
Persecution
Prayer
Self-Centeredness
Self-Control
Self-Pity
Sex Life
Sexual Immorality
Temptation
Worry (Anxiety)
Youth

 


Lack of self-control brings misery

"Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control" (Proverbs 25:28).

One who gives full vent to his anger acts like a fool; one who keeps himself under control is wise

"A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control" (Proverbs 29:11).

Every Christian can be self-controlled; it's a fruit of the Spirit

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law" (Galatians 5:22-23).

We are commanded to be self-controlled

"Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed" (1 Peter 1:13).

One can and must develop self-control--put a lot of effort into it

"For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness..." (2 Peter 1:5-6).