What Does the Bible Teach About Self-control?
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Galatians 5:22, 23)
""...add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control..." (2 Peter 1:5, 6)
"...but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled ..." (Titus 1:8)
Someone has defined self-control as "exercising of one's God-given strength in order to live the 'game of life' in God's way." Certainly, self-control goes beyond my knowing the truth or what is right. It involves intentional control of my desires and feelings in order to please God.