good intentions


“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls” (Proverbs 25:28, English Standard Version). Have you ever said to yourself, “Self, I am so proud of you. You are so disciplined and have everything under control!” Me either. Most of us struggle with this self-control (temperance) thing. We have good intentions, but then we fail on the follow-through. Again and again. We need more than good intentions; we need self-control. How do we develop self-control? Is it even possible to become more disciplined in life? The Bible assures us we can. Galatians 5:22-23 lists temperance,…