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      1Thess.5:6-7 “ . . ..  let us be alert and self-controlled”

 . . . since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate and the hope of salvation as a helmet”

      2 Pet. 1:5-6 “. . .  Make every effort to add to your faith goodness, and to goodness, knowledge and to knowledge, self-control, , , , , “.

      This being the last of the “fruit of the Spirit” in Gal. 5 and possibly the most difficult to attain and maintain.

     Gal. 5:16. “ . .  Live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature.”

       2 Pet. 1:3-4. “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness . . . . . He has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”


                Jackie Gill lives in Russellville, KY and attends the Allensville Church of Christ.