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The Power of Proverbs
God created a world of orderRational rule – to prevent disorderFoolishness is disorder in a person’s beingWisdom tells us “The heart of a fool is not right..” so Proverbs keeps us from foolishness of heart and action
Proverbs on Self-Control
PasigRegion Devotional Series
Proverbs deals with wisdom in every area of a person’s life.Self-control refers to ‘wise decisions’, especially compared to ‘rash decisions’ made by those who neglect the principles in Proverbs.
Self-control in life
True Wisdom is ultimately…
Not dependent on educationNot dependent on physical ageNot dependent on wealthNot dependent on family backgroundNot dependent on work situationNot dependent on church environment
Prov25.28Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-controlNLT A person without self-control is asdefenselessas a city with broken-down walls.
Prov11.12A man who lacks judgment derides hisneighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.Prov29.20 NLTThere is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.
Controlling the tongue
Prov17.27-28A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.
Prov20.4A sluggard does notplowin season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing.Prov20.13Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.
Prov20.1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.Prov23.20-21 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
SpeechSensualitySobernessSchedulingSpending
Areas of self-control
Prov25.28Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-controlNLT A person without self-control is asdefenselessas a city with broken-down walls.
PrayerFocusImitationAccountabilityHumility
Keys to success in self-control
Proverbs on Self-Control
PasigRegion Devotional Series

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