Daily Living

Self-Control

Thoughts by Pastor Brad...

Proverbs 25:28 says; “A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.”  Oswald Chambers in his devotion this morning shares that we must live by faith in the supernatural grace of God rather than by our natural impulses.  Peter walked on water toward Jesus by impulse, but he could not walk near Jesus on land after the Savior was arrested in Gethsemane.  Self-control is the last fruit of the Spirit in Galatians chapter 5.  It is a fruit of a life of surrender to Jesus Christ.  A lack of self-control leads to a life of impulsive behavior outside the control of the Holy Spirit.  Peter walked on water for a few steps on impulse until he saw the wind and the waves and sunk.  Let’s commit our lives to Jesus this morning.  Let’s commit to live by faith in Christ rather than on our emotional impulses that will not survive the fiery trials.