Day 101 – A City Without Walls
‘He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.’
‘If you cannot control your anger, you are as helpless as a city without walls, open to attack.’
Proverbs 25:28 (GNT)
People with no self-control puts themselves in jeopardy. Anger should be dealt with calmly and rationally. Step back, think through the way you are going to deal with the issue that you are angry about. Make no decisions in anger. Decisions made in anger can hurt you and the ones you love, and also destroy years of hard work.
‘A person without self-control is like a house with its doors and windows knocked out’ (MSG). When you lose your temper, you are vulnerably exposed, and you stand the risk of losing everything you have worked hard to gather. Long standing relationships can be destroyed within seconds because inappropriate utterances are made in anger! The key thing to note here is not that you are angry; even God has reasons why He could feel angry – even with His children – sometimes. The point to note is that you should be able to control your temper when you are in an angry mood – no matter how legitimate your feeling is at the moment! Self-control is a fruit of your regenerated spirit, meaning that you have the capacity to control yourself at any time, if only you would yield to the caution and prompting of your spirit man. God will give you the necessary grace and wisdom to restrain yourself at all times.
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