Daily Scripture Discipline and Self-Control: Part 2

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)

Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, and an idle person will be hungry.  (Proverbs 19:15)

A man of great wrath must pay the penalty; if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.  (Proverbs 19:19)

I will not be quickly provoked in my spirit, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.  (Ecclesiastes 7:9)

I will watch and pray so that I will not fall into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.  (Matthew 26:41)

In my anger I will not sin; I will not let the sun go down while I am still angry, and I will not give the devil a foothold.  (Ephesians 4:26-27)

I will devote myself to prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.  (Colossians 4:2)

I will make it my ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind my own business, and to work with my own hands, so that I may walk properly toward those who are outside and lack nothing.  (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12)

We are all sons of the light and sons of the day.  We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.  So then, let us not be like others who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.  (1 Thessalonians 5:5-6)

Since I belong to the day, I will be self-controlled, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.  (1 Thessalonians 5:8)

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