A Foundational Virtue
This Sunday we conclude our series in the book of Proverbs. The goal of the book is to instruct us in how to live wisely, skillfully in a broken world. And one of the ways it has done that is by setting before us the contrast of the life, character and behavior of the wise man and foolish man. As Christians, we seek to live wisely according to the Word of the Lord through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. The grace of God has appeared in Christ Jesus and the gift of the Holy Spirit trains us to renounce ungodliness and the flesh and walk by the Spirit. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way we exercise self-control.
What's a present example of humanity throwing off restraint and rejecting self-control?
What are areas of your life in which you struggle or fail to exercise self-control?
What does it mean to deny ourselves, take up our cross daily and follow Christ?
In what ways does a lack of self-control reveal a problem in our relationship with Jesus?
What does it mean that the grace of God trains us to renounce ungodliness and live self-controlled, godly lives?
What are practical steps to put into practice to grow in this area of self-control?