Bible Verses About  Self Control And Self Discipline

After receiving and coming to know the one true living God we must change our ways of living. We should live a new life where we must possess self-control and self-discipline. Apart from faith, these two qualities are extremely needed to overcome this world.

We are the chosen people so we have to have a different mindset to live on this earth. There are so many people whom we find as failures in their lives due to their ignorance over self-control and self-discipline. On the other hand, many weak people were successful in their faith because of control and disciple over their decisions.

Bible Verses About Self-Control  And Self-Discipline

2 Timothy 1:7(KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

1 Timothy 3:2(KJV) A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

Proverbs 18:21(KJV) Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

James 1:19(KJV) Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

1 Corinthians 10:13(KJV) There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

1 Thessalonians 5:6(KJV) Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

Proverbs 12:16(KJV) A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

Titus 2:6(KJV) Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

1 Corinthians 9:27(KJV) But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Proverbs 29:11(KJV) A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

Romans 12:2(KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

1 Corinthians 9:25(KJV) And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

Romans 12:3(KJV) For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Ephesians 6:12(KJV) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Proverbs 4:27(KJV) Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

1 Corinthians 7:5(KJV) Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

Titus 2:2(KJV) That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

Luke 9:23(KJV) And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Jeremiah 14:10(KJV) Thus saith the Lord unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the Lord doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.

1 Peter 4:7(KJV) But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

Philippians 4:8(KJV) Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Fruit Of The Spirit Self-Control Bible Verse

Galatians 5:22-23(KJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

 2 Timothy 1:7(KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Proverbs About Self-Control

Proverbs 25:28(KJV) He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Proverbs 16:32(KJV) He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Proverbs 14:29(KJV) He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Proverbs 13:3(KJV) He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Proverbs 4:23(KJV) Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 18:6-7(KJV) A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

Lack Of Self-Control In the Bible

There are so many instances we can find in the Bible where people had a lack of self-control and as a result of that, they suffered in their lives. Moses was a great leader of the nation of Israel yet he lost self-control and he was banished to enter the promised land that was Canaan. King Soul, David and Solomon of them were chosen by the Lord yet they failed to control their desires. They were punished in various ways by the Lord.

We can find the lack of self-control in Judah who was a chosen disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. His greed for money led him to commit suicide.

Example Of Self-Control and Self-Discipline In The Bible

Bible records the people who had self-control and discipline in their lives. They were obedient to the Lord and their lives still encourage us to trust the Lord to be rewarded.

Abraham He lived a righteous life till his death. He was called the friend of God due to his devoted life to God. 

Joseph He suffered a lot in his early life yet he was committed to the Lord. He really lived a self-controlled and self-disciplined life which made him to get God’s favour in his life.

Noah Noah did what the Lord asked him to do and he was rewarded for his obedience. He along with his family were saved from the great flood that destroyed the entire earth at that time.

Daniel His self-disciple and self-control are remarkable. He was faithful to the Lord even when he came across various trials in his life.

Jesus Though he was God yet he lived the life of a mere human being. He was self-disciple till his last breath. He obeyed what the Lord asked him to do.

Paul After meeting with Jesus Paul changed his way of living and he became a gospel preacher to the gentiles. His self-control and disciple life must be read in order to be victorious in our Christian life.

Benefits of Self-Control In The Bible

We get to know the Lord more closely.

We get back the righteous man in us who was created in the image of God.

We began to trust the Lord with our entire hearts.

The sinful world fails to make us its slave.

We give our time in prayer and meditating on the word of God leaving the world behind.

We prepare ourselves to enter God’s kingdom.

Scriptures On Living A Disciplined Life

Proverbs 6:23(KJV) For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Proverbs 15:5(KJV) A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

1 Corinthians 9:24(KJV) Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

Colossians 3:12(KJV) Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

Romans 8:7(KJV) Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

2 Corinthians 4:17(KJV) For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Ephesians 4:22(KJV) That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

Galatians 5:17(KJV) For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Proverbs 13:24(KJV) He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Proverbs 22:6(KJV) Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

1 Peter 2:5(KJV) Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Revelation 3:11(KJV) Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Colossians 3:5(KJV) Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Romans 8:13(KJV) For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

James 2:10(KJV) For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

1 John 2:16(KJV) For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Hebrews 13:5(KJV) Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Romans 7:18(KJV) For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

Philippians 1:6(KJV) Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

2 Corinthians 10:5(KJV) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

1 Peter 1:15(KJV) But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

1 Timothy 4:8(KJV) For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

2 Corinthians 12:9(KJV) And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Romans 13:14(KJV) But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

1 Peter 2:9(KJV) But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

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