31 Days to Fruitful Living — Day 29

Sow self-control.  At the root of this fruit is contentedness.    A person who is temperate is not indulgent or reckless; rather, he acts with common sense and with sober-mindedness.

Self indulgence is like a cancer that eats away at your fruitfulness.  Do you want your fruit to be sweet and tasty?  Then, tap into the divine Help of the Holy Spirit and learn to say no to your flesh.

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“An evil man is held captive by his own sins;
    they are ropes that catch and hold him.
 He will die for lack of self-control;
    he will be lost because of his great foolishness.”

Proverbs 5:22-23, NLT

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Q4U:  How do you combat the cancer of self-indulgence?

Come back tomorrow for Day 30 of “31 Days to Fruitful Living.” We will discuss how to avoid “unfruitfulness.”  I may have a black thumb, but I am determined to learn how to cultivate my spiritual life.
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4 responses

  1. I have a really hard time figuring out exactly what self-indulgence is. I definitely need the Holy Spirit’s help discerning because sometimes things like rest feel like self-indulgence, but they are actually necessary. But if I think of it in terms of my “flesh” this greatly helps.

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