Daily Proverb: Self-Control


28 A man without self-control
is like a city broken into and left without walls.

~Pr 25:28 (ESV)

“But John D,” you are probably asking, “didn’t you just post something about self-discipline the other day?”

Yes, I did.  When you think about it, though, what proverb doesn’t invoke or at least require self-control?

Self-control, aka governing yourself, is about doing what is right even when you don’t want to.  You might be tired, hungry, or outright frustrated, but you still have to keep your nose to the grindstone and do what you are supposed to do.  Sometimes, you have to do it in spite of great adversity.


John D Carmack

About John D Carmack

I am an avid computer geek and Christian. My parents were baptized in WCG around 1973, and a lot of it made sense even then. I went out "into the world" for a while, but God brought me back when the time was right. A true prodigal son, it has deepened my conviction that this world really does need the intervention of Jesus Christ to keep it from destroying itself.