Appears To Be Godly Depression And Ever So Severe Though let us be on guard for Ungodly Depression and Ever so Severe
Ahab Coveting Naboth's Vineyard - 1 Kings 21
Nabal's Malice Towards David - 1 Samuel 25
Haman's Envy Towards Mordecai - Esther 3
Humanity's Hatred Towards God - John 15
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Without Walls ! ... them all in disciplined order.
A fool lets his spirit control his actions. He does not resist impulses from his spirit; he lets his spirit direct him; he forfeits the fight for character and godliness. He cannot do what he should; he cannot stop doing what he should not. Such men are often angry, generally foolish, often depressed, or always procrastinating, among other faults and sins. They never grow up, for they are controlled by childish passions of a depraved heart.
In Solomonâ€™s time, a city depended on strong fortifications and gates, with great walls surrounding it, to repel incursions by ravaging bands of guerillas or foreign armies. If the bulwarks, gates, or towers were broken down and the walls taken away, a city was totally exposed to the incursions of any enemy that wished to plunder, pillage, or conquer it. If a city did not invest sufficiently in these means of protection, it could easily be captured.
A man without rule of his spirit is exposed and vulnerable like a defenseless city. His spirit is ready to sin with very little provocation, and he cannot marshal its power for any real good. He is helplessly, hopelessly, perpetually at the mercy of his enemies â€“ foolishness, lust, and sinâ€“which show no quarter, but regularly ravage his life. But the man
A City Without Walls Your success depends on ruling your spirit. Great men rule their spirits. They resist temptations to react or overreact. They restrain their emotions and manage them for good. They stay in control of their feelings and passions to manage their responses to events.
How safe are you from trouble? If you do not rule your spirit, you are vulnerable to say or do things that could cost you dearly. You may already be damaged by such actions. It is your wisdom to learn how to control and manage your feelings to only do what is right.
Your spirit is your inner self, which controls your actions. When you do not rule your spirit, you are exposed and vulnerable to all sorts of folly and trouble. Like a defenseless city without walls in former times of marauding armies, so is the man who does not rule his own spirit and diligently keep it in the way of virtue, truth, and wisdom.
Your spirit includes your affections, appetites, and passions. A wise and noble man rules his spirit by his conscience and mind. He locks it down with chains of self-denial to keep ambition, anger, lust, pride, or revenge from breaking forth. He guides it by a mental commitment to hold fast honor, humility, righteousness, and virtue. He rules his thoughts, his desires, his inclinations, his resentments,and ke
Manhood see also the Manhood Series by Mike Miller Free On SermonAudio
Where Are the Men?
What Is a Man?
The Marks of a Man
The Making of a Man
The Measure of a Man
The Enemies of Manhood
The Legacy of a Man
How can they live without Jesus ? We too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and slaves to many lusts and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, and we hated each other. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior - Titus 3:3-4