Summary: Five thing we must learn to control as Christians.
Learning self control
1. Over the Spirit.
32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
2. Over the life.
Acts 24: 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
3. Over the lust of the flesh
Romans 6: 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
4. Over the tongue.
James 3: 2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
5:A Cardinal Virtue.
2nd Peter 1: 5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.