David Jeremiah 13th February 2024 Devotional Message
Read David Jeremiah 13th February 2024 Devotional, Tuesday Turning Point Devotional Message
TOPIC: Hogging the Road
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. – Proverbs 16:32
Recommended Reading: Titus 2:11-15
Fred had no self-control, and he left a path of destruction behind him. He was a four-hundred-pound hog who got loose in Colorado last fall. He covered four miles over ten days, tearing up lawns and digging up roots along the way. He was finally captured by animal service agents, who found him a home at a local high school’s agriculture farm.
Too many people who lack self-control carve a path of heartache and destruction. Peter told us to add self-control to our knowledge (2 Peter 1:6), and Paul told Titus to bring self-control to the churches and Christians on the island of Crete (Titus 1:8). He said, “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled” (Titus 2:11-12, NIV).
Is there an area of your life needing more self-discipline? Ask for God’s help and work diligently on that area. Anyone who tells you otherwise is just speaking hogwash!
Not only is self-control strong, it is also beautiful. Anger is not beautiful. Ungoverned temper is not lovely. Rage is demonic. But a spirit calm, strong, and unflustered amid storms of feeling and all manner of disturbing emotions, is sublime in its beauty. – James Russell Miller
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