For the next several days I’ll be leading a daily reading of Proverbs. It is a book in the Bible which offers both practical wisdom and eternal perspectives. Join with me each day in reading a chapter. I will offer a reflection on one verse or topic from each chapter.
We like to think we are always ‘at our best’. We are always at our strongest, smartest, and most self-controlled. But, the truth is that we are often vulnerable. We are often ‘open’ for trouble.
The reason for this is that most of us neglect self-control. We lack that commitment and discipline that would otherwise keep us on track. Instead of self-control we go with a ‘whatever’ attitude. We ‘take things as they come’, we ‘wing it’, and in doing so we open ourselves up to trouble.
If we have a dream, a plan, a direction we want for our lives… then we have to start with ourselves… start with some self-control.
That’s just basic wisdom!
Like a city whose walls are broken through
is a person who lacks self-control. (Proverbs 25:28)