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"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
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
SELF-CONTROL
BEHAVING WELL
DEFINITION:
Self-control is to restrain one's emotions, actions, desires and to be in harmony with the will of God.  Self-control is doing God's will, not living for one's self.
 
EXEMPLIFIED IN JESUS:
On the night Jesus was betrayed, he knelt down and prayed, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done." Luke 22:42
 
"When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats.  Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly."                    1 Peter 2:23
 
OTHER SCRIPTURE REFERENCES:
"Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control." Proverbs 25:28
 
"A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control." Proverbs 29:11
 
"For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.  It teaches us to say 'No' to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age" Titus 2:11-12
 
"The end of all things is near.  Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray." 1 Peter 4:7
 
 
 
 
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