8339 self-control

8339 self-control

Physical and emotional self-mastery, particularly in situations of intense provocation or temptation.

Self-control is the mark of a wise person

Pr 29:11 See also Pr 1:1-5

Self-control is an aspect of Christian character

Gal 5:22-23; Tit 2:11-12 See also 1Ti 3:2; Tit 1:8; Tit 2:2,5-6; 2Pe 1:5-9

Self-control affects the whole person

Physical self-control 1Co 9:26-27 See also 1Co 7:36-38; 1Th 4:3-7

A mental discipline 1Pe 1:13 See also 1Th 5:6-8; 1Pe 4:7; 1Pe 5:8

Controlled speech Ps 141:3; Jas 1:19 See also Ps 17:3; Pr 16:23; Pr 21:23; Ecc 5:2; Jas 3:1-12

Self-control in response to persecution

Mt 5:39-40 pp Lk 6:27-29 See also 1Pe 2:18-23

Examples of self-control

Ge 39:7-12 Joseph David: 1Sa 24:1-7; 1Sa 26:7-12; 2Sa 16:9-10 Job: Job 31:1,30 Jesus Christ: Isa 53:7 the servant, understood in the NT as a prophecy concerning Jesus Christ; Mk 14:61; Mt 27:27-30 Paul: 1Co 4:12-13; 1Co 9:24-27

The dangers of a loss of self-control

Pr 18:7; Jer 14:10 See also 1Sa 18:10-11 Saul; 2Sa 13:7-14 Amnon; Ps 106:32-33 Moses; Pr 6:1-3; Pr 29:18; Ac 24:25; Ro 1:24-31; 1Co 7:5 aimed at those who thought that abstaining from sexual relations in marriage was spiritual; 1Co 7:9; Col 2:23 False teaching was leading to the throwing off of restraints in the name of the gospel: 2Pe 2:12-14,18-19; Jude 4

See also

3254Holy Spirit, fruit of
5267control
5925rashness
5934restraint
6106addiction
6187immorality
8230discipline
8305meekness
8318patience
8459perseverance
8475self-denial
8777lust

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