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The Power of Proverbs. God created a world of order Rational rule – to prevent disorder Foolishness is disorder in a person’s being Wisdom tells us “The heart of a fool is not right..” so Proverbs keeps us from foolishness of heart and action . Proverbs on Self-Control.

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the power of proverbs
The Power of Proverbs
  • God created a world of order
  • Rational rule – to prevent disorder
  • Foolishness is disorder in a person’s being
  • Wisdom tells us “The heart of a fool is not right..” so Proverbs keeps us from foolishness of heart and action
proverbs on self control

Proverbs on Self-Control

Pasig Region Devotional Series

self control in life
Self-control in life
  • Proverbs deals with wisdom in every area of a person’s life.
  • Self-control refers to ‘wise decisions’, especially compared to ‘rash decisions’ made by those who neglect the principles in Proverbs.
true wisdom is ultimately
True Wisdom is ultimately…
  • Not dependent on education
  • Not dependent on physical age
  • Not dependent on wealth
  • Not dependent on family background
  • Not dependent on work situation
  • Not dependent on church environment
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Prov 25.28

Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control

NLT A person without self-control is as defenseless as a city with broken-down walls.

controlling the tongue
Controlling the tongue
  • Prov 11.12

A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.

  • Prov 29.20 NLT

There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.

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Prov 17.27-28

A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.

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Prov 20.4

A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing.

  • Prov 20.13

Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.

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Prov 20.1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

  • Prov 23.20-21 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
areas of self control
Areas of self-control
  • Speech
  • Sensuality
  • Soberness
  • Scheduling
  • Spending
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Prov 25.28

Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control

NLT A person without self-control is as defenseless as a city with broken-down walls.

keys to success in self control
Keys to success in self-control
  • Prayer
  • Focus
  • Imitation
  • Accountability
  • Humility
proverbs on self control1

Proverbs on Self-Control

Pasig Region Devotional Series