Friday, November 29, 2013

What Burns You

THE DEVIL BELIEVES THAT THERE IS A BREAKING POINT IN EVERYBODY'S LIFE: Job 3. "Like a city that is broken into and without walls is a man who has no control over his spirit," Prov. 25:28. CALL ON JESUS, HE CAN HELP: "The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you," 2 Tim. 4:22.

Proverbs 25;28  ''Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.''

     One of the fruits of the spirit is self control.  How is your handle on it?  Are you a match ready to be lit or are you a watched pot that never boils?  Self control is only controlled by self.  You can blame others for setting you off but your reaction is only in your control.

     Proverbs 16:32  ''Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.''
    ''Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.''--Mac McCleary
     ''How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?''--Paul Sweeney

     You can see the lack of self control in our society by the amount of violence around us.  Guns settle arguments all too often, instead of civil conversation. 'Ain't nobody got time for that' is our code phrase for lack of patience.
     May your self control be intact regardless of the amount of heat that is on you.