October 6, 2019

Faithfulness Fuels Self-Control

Passage: Galatians 5:22-25
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Faithfulness Fuels Self-Control  

Galatians 5:22-25 (NASB)
22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
24  Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
25  If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

1.     Reciprocal Faithfulness   

1 Corinthians 1:9 (NASB)
9  God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Deuteronomy 7:7-9 (NASB)
7  "The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples,
8  but because the LORD loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the LORD brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
9  "Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments; 

Luke 16:10 (NASB)
10  "He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.

Psalm 89:1 (NASB)
1 I will sing of the lovingkindness of the LORD forever; To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth.

2.     Getting Control Of Yourself

1 Corinthians 9:25 (NASB)

25 Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.

1 Peter 4:7-8 (NIV)
7  The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
8  Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

Proverbs 25:28 (NIV)
28  Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.

Galatians 5:19-21 (NASB)
19  Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,
20  idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,
21  envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 10:12-13 (NASB)
12  Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.
13  No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.