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.