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Column: The fruit of the spirit: Self-control

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By Bob Lanning

The Holy Spirit gives believers in Christ the ability to cultivate self-control, the last fruit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23.

This fruit allows believers to keep themselves in check. It includes self-discipline, self-mastery, continence, holding oneself in with a firm hand, and allows us not to be self-indulgent. 

The old-fashioned word for this is temperance.

The Bible declares that “he that ruleth his spirit (is better) than he that taketh a city.” 


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