Family-iD: 31 Days Of Building Your Family's Values

Devotional

Self-Control



Paul says that Christians exercise self-control like the Greek athletes, only our goal is eternal, not temporal. Self-control is saying no to sinful desires, even when it hurts. But the Christian way of self-control is NOT "Just say no!" The problem is with the word "just." You don't just say no. You say no in a certain way: You say no by faith in the superior power and pleasure of Christ.  ---John Piper



“I pray my child will be able to pass up short-term approval in order to gain long-term respect. Father, help my child not to be like many others around them, but let them be alert and self-controlled in all they do. (1 Thess. 5:6) …In Jesus name, Amen.”