31 Scriptures On Self-Control

31 Scriptures On Self-Control
31 Scriptures On Self-Control

31 Scriptures On Self-Control will answer from the wealth of God’s Word a lot of things you would like to know on self-control.

I am fully aware that this is something I say a lot, but it is worth repeating and therefore I am going to mention it again.

Each time I do a topical study on the Scriptures I am amazed at the wonder of God’s Word and that we can find almost an answer to any question we may have in it.

31 Scriptures On Self-Control is no exception, and if this is something the Holy Spirit ministered to you about then it is my prayer that you will clearly hear His voice speaking to you through these Scriptures.

31 Scriptures On Self-Control

1. Abstain From Sexual Immorality 

“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality;  that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,  not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;  that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.  For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.”

1 Thessalonians 4:3-7

2. Be Alert And Sober 

“Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.  For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.  But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.”

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

3. Better Than The Mighty 

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”

Proverbs 16:32

4. Cleansed From Old Sins 

“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,  to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,  to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.  For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.”

2 Peter 1:5-9

5. Covenant With Eyes 

“I have made a covenant with my eyes;
Why then should I look upon a young woman?”

Job 31:1

6. Do To Others 

“And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.”

Luke 6:31

7. Follow The Example Of Jesus 

“He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.”

Isaiah 53:7

8. Follow The Master’s Instructions 

“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,  bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either.”

Luke 6:27-29

9. For The Sake Of Conscience 

“For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God.  For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.”

1 Peter 2:20-21

10. Fruit Of The Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23

11. Guard Over Mouth 

“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips.”

Psalm 141:3

12. Guard Your Soul 

“Whoever guards his mouth and tongue
Keeps his soul from troubles.”

Proverbs 21:23

13. Heart Of The Wise 

“The heart of the wise teaches his mouth,
And adds learning to his lips.”

Proverbs 16:23

14. Inheritance Of The Overcomers 

“He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.”

Revelation 21:7

15. Instructions From God 

“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.”

Titus 2:11-12

16. Instruction In Wise Behaviour 

“The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:

To know wisdom and instruction,
To perceive the words of understanding,
To receive the instruction of wisdom,
Justice, judgment, and equity;
To give prudence to the simple,
To the young man knowledge and discretion—
A wise man will hear and increase learning,
And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel”

Proverbs 1:1-5

17. Jesus’s Example 

“But He kept silent and answered nothing.

Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”

Mark 14:61

18. Keep On Going 

“And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;  being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now.”

1 Corinthians 4:12-13

19. Mouth Not To Transgress 

“You have tested my heart;
You have visited me in the night;
You have tried me and have found nothing;
I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.”

Psalm 17:3

20. Not To Be Disqualified 

“Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.  But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”

1 Corinthians 9:26-27

21. Not To Let Sin Reign 

“Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.”

Romans 6:12

22. Not To Sin Against God 

“But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Look, my master does not know what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to my hand. There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”

Genesis 39:8-9

23. No Vision 

“Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
But happy is he who keeps the law.”

Proverbs 29:18

24. Peace Of God 

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7

25. Practice Self-control 

“That the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience.”

Titus 2:2

26. Slow To Anger 

“So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath”

James 1:19

27. Snare Of Soul 

“A fool’s mouth is his destruction,
And his lips are the snare of his soul.”

Proverbs 18:7

28. Sober In Spirit 

“Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

1 Peter 1:13

29. Stumble In Words 

“Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things.

See how great a forest a little fire kindles!  And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.  For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.”

James 3:5-8

30. The Wise Man 

“A fool vents all his feelings,
But a wise man holds them back.”

Proverbs 29:11

31. Turn The Other Cheek 

“But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.  If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also.”

Matthew 5:39-40

In case you missed my article: Who Are The Meek? is post 3 in the Beatitude Series where you will learn WHO they are, HOW they can be obtained, and WHAT their reward will be. Surprisingly the meaning of meek is to be self-controlled.

31 Scriptures From Proverbs On The Tongue and 31 Scriptures On The Tongue will help you recognize the strong connection between our tongue and self-control.

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Gerda van Breda Daughter of the King of kings! Wife to Jacques, Mother to Marisa, Anne-Marie & Izak, and my sons-in-law Jacques & Seth. Grandmother to my two adorable grandsons Leo & Liam. Also mother to my four furry four-legged children. Kingdom Blogger - Online Missionary & Disciple Maker - Creator & Designer of Prayer & Bible Study Resources - Write under the pseudonym Tabith Blogs. I'm passionate about the things of the Kingdom Of God and my family, I also have many hobbies of which crochet is my favorite as it relaxes me.

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