Broken Walls

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Daily Reading: Jeremiah 37:1-38:28, 1 Timothy 6:1-21, Psalm 89:38-52, Proverbs 25:28

Daily Verse: “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.” Prov. 25:28

Broken walls.

The book of Nehemiah tells the tale of rebuilding the walls around Jerusalem. Solid and sturdy barricades protected the city from its enemies during that period.  Upon hearing of the need for repair, Nehemiah prayed for God’s guidance, got permission from the king who destroyed the walls to repair it, and did so with the help of his people.

Lacking self-control tears down the walls of protection in our lives.  Gluttony, a sin of excess, happens when we don’t limit the things in our lives.  Setting boundaries on how much we eat, drink, spend, etc., helps us live within our means.  But when we cross those boundaries, we destroy the walls of protection and leave ourselves open to the enemy attack.

Like Nehemiah, pray and ask God where you have lost control.  What walls need repairing, and how do you do it?  Like He did Nehemiah’s, the Lord will answer your prayer and help you restore the boundaries required for healthy living.

Don’t let gluttony keep you from living life to the fullest.  Live a controlled life with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Lord, forgive us for not controlling our actions.  Please give us an extra measure of self-control for today and always.  Help us avoid the sin of gluttony by setting reasonable boundaries that allow us to live life to the fullest.  IJNIP. Amen

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