Welcome! The fruit of the Spirit includes self-control. (Galatians 5:22-24 NIV) Isn’t that wonderful?
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (Galatians 5:22-24 NKJV)
When we accepted Christ as Savior, the Spirit of God made His home in our hearts. The Holy Spirit is the One who enables us to walk in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Our responsibility is to yield to the Spirit of God and to actually manifest this fruit! It is quite exhilarating to do.
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7 NIV) Consider the ways that you exercise the spiritual fruit of self-control. Then praise the Lord for them!
Note: This is a reprint of our blog article dated 08/20/2016.