Monday’s Moment

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls (Proverbs 25:28).

Do you have doors in your house? Do you have walls in your house? Why? Some may respond that they have doors to be able to enter and exit; others may state that they have walls to give some privacy, or to declare boundaries; some may state that they have doors and walls for protection of self and property.

In our lives there has to boundaries; in our lives there has to be parameters. Some suggest that morality cannot be legislated, but morality has to have an origin. Man cannot be the origin of morality, because then there would be 7.8 billion different moralities in the world. Satan cannot be the origin of morality, because he has none. To say that morality cannot be legislated is incorrect, every aspect of true morality is legislated from God. 

In this anthropomorphic society, in which we live, the world ceaselessly attempts to make animals more like man and man more like animals. Animals have no true morality; therefore the more man becomes like an animal, the less morality shows. The less morality man displays, the less “rule over his own spirit” he has. 

Man was not made in the image of animals, but of God. God did not give animals a soul, but every man has a soul that will be eternally in Heaven or in Hell. Paul wrote that the child of God is to “let the peace of God rule in your hearts” (Colossians 3:15).

The peace of God does not come from man, Satan or animals. The peace of God comes from God and obedience to His word. Without the word of God ruling in our lives, there are no true boundaries; there are no true parameters; there is no true security; there is no true safety; there is no true peace.

Let us live lives wherein we enjoy self-control trained by God and wherein we enjoy the blessings in the security of God.