Word For Today: Monday, December 12 The Fruit of the Spirit is Self Control

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WORD FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA

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Monday, December 12

The Fruit of the Spirit is Self Control

Topic: The Holy Spirit Gives Us Self Control

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV)

Daily Reading Plan

Ephesians 5-6

Bible Versions:

Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT) 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23 (NASB) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Devotional Thoughts:

Self control is the last aspect of the fruit of the Holy Spirit in the book of Galatians. Self control is the inner quality of the Holy Spirit that induces us to use or do things in moderation. The word self control comes from a Greek word meaning to have strength, self-control and ability to control thoughts and control actions. The Holy Scriptures say: “5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”(Romans 8:5). Then temperance, self-control, as the fruit of the Spirit, must be the normal exercise of the Christian’s life.

Each day our life will be faced with the temptation of excess, the world is full of uncontrolled desires. It is only with the help of the Holy Spirit that we can overcome the abuse and excess of things in this world. Without the Holy Spirit we could never have control of ourselves, or self-control that is so necessary to avoid falling into sin. The fruit of the Holy Spirit, His self-control gives us the strength and ability to be moderate in everything we do, without falling into an indiscipline life in our spiritual life!

To obtain a successful spiritual life requires divine self-control. It is through the Holy Spirit that we can master our spirit. It was King Solomon who wrote: “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. “(Proverbs 16:32). Self control is essential to walk in the Holy Spirit; without it we will fail! We will fall into the sin, unable to restrain ourselves from doing evil. Thank you, Holy Spirit, who gives us the ability to have strength and self-control amid a world full of temptations.

Foundational Scriptures:

Titus 2:12 (NKJV) 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,

1 Corinthians 9:27 (NKJV) 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

2 Peter 1:6 (NKJV) 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,

1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV) 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

2 Peter 1:5 (NKJV) 5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,

1 Corinthians 9:25 (NKJV) 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.

Phillipians 4:5 (NKJV) 5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

Galatians 5:22 (NKJV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (NKJV) 9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,[a] nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (NKJV) 16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 (NKJV) 21 Test all things; hold fast what is good.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 (NKJV) 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.

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4 responses to “Word For Today: Monday, December 12 The Fruit of the Spirit is Self Control

  1. Lord rid me of my fleshly desires of indulgence!! I want you to work in me so I may learn the importance of self control, and value that fruit!!

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