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Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

Proverbs 25:28

THE INWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Understanding Ownership

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 that keeps him from skidding of the road and into a ditch or worse yet, off a cliff. One of the primary characteristics of good and faithful stewards is they have learned to live a controlled life. In Galatians 5:23 Paul tells us one of the fruits of the spirit is “self-control.” They 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.