THE INWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
A man without self-control is like a city broken into
and left without walls.
Proverbs 25:28 gives us an interesting picture of a man who has not learned to control himself. Solomon says, A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls (RSV). This out-of-control person has no “walls,” or guardrails in his life to keep him from skidding off the road and into a ditch or worse yet, off a cliff. One of the primary characteristics of good and faithful steward is that he has learned to live a controlled life. In Galatians 5:23 Paul tells us that one of the fruits of the spirit is “self-control.” Faithful stewards control their time, their bodies, their finances, their families, their tempers and their careers. They do on a daily basis what is needed to live a self-controlled life. How well are you doing controlling what God has entrusted to you? Think about it.