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Together - Let's bear Fruit #10

John 15:8                      Galatians 5:22,23

Fruit is nine fold. Last time: Gentleness    Walking humbly with God, acknowledging every favor, being thankful for every blessing, and depending on his grace, and in behaving with modesty and humility among men.  

Today: Self Control/Temperance

The final fruit of the spirit has to do with controlling our sensual passions. It doesn’t have to do with denying them, rather, it’s bringing God-given passions under his ruler-ship and control rather than that of the flesh or the devil. The Christian is to be governed by God, not by self.

In the New Testament Self Control refers to allowing the Holy Spirit to empower a person so that he/she is able to voluntarily abstain from anything, which might hinder ultimately fulfilling his/her divinely appointed task.

1 Corinthians 9:24,25 + MSG

Let's re-visit Galatians 5:22-25 - in contrast to the gross sins of verses 19–21.

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

Self-Control and the Realities of Life

The area God wants us to have self-control in.

 God wants us to have self-control in speech

An area God wants us to have self-control is in our words. It is easy for a person to commit sin with his lips. The evil words people speak include gossips, dirty jokes, filthy language, slanders, unfair criticism, words of insult, malicious words, lying and boasting. The evil words of man cause a lot of harm in the home, in the work place and in the church. It hurts relationship, friendships. It causes a lot of hard/ill feelings, animosity and bitter fights among people. It offends God. Jesus warned that man's careless words will come under the judgment of God. Matthew 12:36.

James 1:26

A Fact to consider - 2 Peter 1:5-10