I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. —Proverbs 25.28
Pastor Kempton and his wife, Caryn, recently shared at MOMS. They reminded us that every believer has been empowered by the Holy Spirit to live a self-controlled life for the glory of Christ. Here is a portion of the message:
In Solomon’s day “walls” were everything. There were no alarm systems. No walls meant: no safety, no protection from enemies. This was the most vulnerable, horrific, tragic condition of a city.
Nehemiah wept = when there are no signs of self-control in your life, this is very dangerous for your heart and your home and it is a call for weeping and repentance before the Lord!
Self-control sets up a firewall around your heart and mind and home to help protect you and keep you safe from unholy and unhealthy pleasures and patterns that long to destroy you and your family. Moms, be on your guard: exercising self-control is about protecting your heart and your home!
Be encouraged, be blessed. Listen now.