Sow self-control. At the root of this fruit is contentedness. A person who is temperate is not indulgent or reckless; rather, he acts with common sense and with sober-mindedness.
A person who exibits the fruit of self control has learned to discipline their willfulness. Self control will stand alone, rather than join in with the nosiy crowd.
Self control is characterized by discernment. A fruitilicious person thinks about the consequences to come, rather than acting on the spur of the moment.
Self indulgence is like a cancer that eats away at your fruitfulness. Do you want your fruit to be sweet and tasty? Then, tap into the divine Help of the Holy Spirit and learn to say no to your flesh.
“An evil man is held captive by his own sins;
they are ropes that catch and hold him.
He will die for lack of self-control;
he will be lost because of his great foolishness.”
Proverbs 5:22-23, NLT
Q4U: How do you combat the cancer of self-indulgence?