A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.Proverbs 25:28
A Broken City
What a picture this verse gives. When someone lacks self-control, they can bring a lot of destruction to those around them, like a city without walls. During Bible times, the cities had walls around them to protect them from other armies trying to conquer. If the walls were broken in any area, then it was useless. They could easily be conquered. This is what it is like for someone who lacks self-control, even just a little bit.
Think of this verse and the opposite of someone who lacks self-control: someone who allows the Lord to be in control. Self-control builds up protection like a city with strong walls. When you have self control and allow the Lord to lead you, you’ll have peace within yourself just like a city will have peace within the fortified walls. Pray and ask God to help you control your actions and words so you may be glorifying to him and protect yourself against the enemy.
A Prayer to Remember
May I be someone who has self control. Help me control my actions and words so that I may be protected from the enemy’s attacks. Amen.