In Proverbs 25:28 (CEV), we read: Losing self-control leaves you as helpless as a city without a wall.
What a description we are left by Solomon in regards to self-control! Without restraint or self-control, we become helpless. We find ourselves vulnerable to attacks from opposing forces, otherwise known as unwanted actions, consequences and results. We have an adversary that is on the prowl to steal, kill and destroy our lives (John 10:10). So, if we do not practice self-control, it leaves us open to our adversary to do as he pleases in our lives. But thank God that we can overcome and withstand the adversary and his attacks by simply doing what Solomon is urging us to do… having SELF-CONTROL.
We can conclude, on the flip-side of what Solomon is stating, that by having SELF-CONTROL, we become a fortified fortress (a strong tower) that can stand firm in the midst of struggles and adversities. When we have self-control there is no room for the adversary to steal, kill and destroy.
So how is your “city”? Have you allowed your fortress to be open to the adversary? If so, it is time to build the walls in your life through practicing self-control. Saturate your life with God’s Word and allow it to become the final authority in your life. In doing so, your walls will be impenetrable. And you will become that city set upon a hill, built upon a rock, and the gates of hades shall not prevail against it.
[A new Bible Reading Plan will be released in our third 90-Day Challenge. In the meantime, the following Bible reading plan is from our first 90-Day Challenge. If you’ve completed this plan, we recommend that you read through portions again in a different version of the Bible. Use this time to catch up on any missed reading (Example: Instead of NKJV, try NLT).]
Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 8