Self Control

Proverbs 25:28

Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks
self-control. (the enemy can conquer your city if the walls
are broken down.)

Galatians 5:22-24

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. Those who belong to
Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its
passions and desires.

Titus 1:7-9 (a goal for Godly men)

Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be
blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given
to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.
Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good,
who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He
must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been
taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine
and refute those who oppose it.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (what to avoid as Godly men)

There will be terrible times in the last days. People will
be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud,
abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control,
brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited,
lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form
of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

Titus 2:6-8 (directed at young men..and those influencing them)

Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In
everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your
teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech
that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be
ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

Titus 2:1-2

You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine. Teach the
older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled,
and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.

Proverbs 1:4-5 (Slowing down long enough to listen and learn)

for giving prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the young-
let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance-

Proverbs 23:12 (Taking care of responsibilities before recreation)

Apply your heart to instruction
and your ears to words of knowledge.

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