Our Scripture this coming week comes from Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, Chapter 5, verses 22-25; and from the Book of Proverbs, Chapter 25, verse 16, and verses 26-28:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
If you find honey, eat just enough—
too much of it, and you will vomit.
Like a muddied spring or a polluted well
are the righteous who give way to the wicked.
It is not good to eat too much honey,
nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.
Like a city whose walls are broken through
is a person who lacks self-control.
Question for Reflection:
The imagine of an ancient city wall broken and breached is a provocative image of the lack of self-control. What image do you identify with when you lack self-control?