What is self-control as a fruit of the Spirit?
We will wrap up the Fruit of the Spirit series by discussing self-control, which is one of the most important fruits to possess. Self-control helps us to resist temptation and avoid conforming to the things of this world. It guides our decisions, and it correlates with how we show the other fruits in our lives.
What is self-control and why is it important?
Self-control is the war between impulsivity and doing what’s right or beneficial. It’s the ability to control emotions, impulses or behaviors to achieve a greater goal. A common example of this is people attempting to maintain their New Year’s Resolution and lose a few pounds.
What are the types of self-control?
There are three types of self-control: impulse control, emotional control, and movement control.
What is an example of self-control in the Bible?
Saul went into a cave to use the bathroom, and David and his men were hiding in there! David snuck up and cut off a piece of Saul’s robe without him knowing. But David could have killed Saul, who was trying to kill him! David showed self-control because he knew that God still wanted Saul to be king.
What are the three types of self-control?
There are three types of self-control: impulse control, emotional control, and movement control….At a glance
- Self-control is a skill that develops over time.
- It lets kids manage their emotions, impulses, and movements.
- Some kids struggle with self-control even as they get older.
Why is self-control last in the fruit of the spirit?
Why is self-control last in the fruit of the Spirit? Perhaps it’s because self-control ties in with each of the fruit of the Spirit: It takes self-control to show true godly love instead of lust and infatuation—to love others not as the world loves, but as Christ loved us.
What does it mean to have a spirit of self control?
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. [2 Timothy 1:7, ESV] Self-Control isn’t always easy. It means fighting against the temptation to sin and keeping our emotions, thoughts, and actions in control.
What are the characteristics of the fruit of the spirit?
The last characteristic listed in Galatians 5:22-23 as a fruit of the Spirit is self-control. The fruit of the Spirit is the change in our character that comes about because of the Holy Spirit’s work in us.
Does the Holy Spirit give us self-control?
Now, as the Spirit gives us self-control, we can refuse sin. Believers need self-control because the outside world and internal forces still attack (Romans 7:21-25). Like a vulnerable city, we must have defenses.