13 Mar Abolition – Self-control
Galatians 5:22-23, NIV
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.
We are subjected to intense marketing all day, every day. The goal of marketing is not to convince you to buy the stuff without which you cannot survive. You will be doing that out of necessity anyways. The goal of marketing is to convince you that you cannot survive without the things you do not really need. If it was not for marketing, you would never go looking for those things and you would be just as happy. There are three rules you should never break. All three are equally important. Don’t ignore a single one! Here they are:
- Don’t spend more than you earn!
- Don’t spend more than you earn!!
- Don’t spend more than you earn!!!
May the Holy Spirit infuse you with renewed self-control. I dare you to test this by going to the mall to buy two things you really need and returning home with only those two things…