15 Bible Verses about Self-control
The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Like a city whose walls are broken through
is a person who lacks self-control.
Better a patient person than a warrior,
one with self-control than one who takes a city.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
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, upright and godly lives in this present age.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
I made a covenant with my eyes
not to look lustfully at a young woman.
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
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