“Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.”
– Proverbs 25:28 (NIV)
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
To cultivate restraint over our appetites brings us great gain, because it builds in us the reserves that we need when we are tempted to cross a boundary that we will later regret. In the ancient world, a city without walls was vulnerable to any enemy who wanted to attack or loot the city treasures. In the same way, a life that does not cultivate boundaries is vulnerable to any distraction or seduction that comes its way. Don’t give up the treasures of godliness in your life easily. Adding small measures of discipline into your daily lifestyle will bring a huge return.