We define self-control like this: choosing to do what you should do, not what you want to do. And this month, we’ll learn that self-control really has more to do with God than self.
In week two, we discovered more about Proverbs 16:32 – “It is better to be patient than to fight. It is better to control your temper than to take a city.” God reminds us having patience and showing self-control is more important than winning an argument or conquering an entire city.
Bottom Line: Pause before you lose your temper. God wants us to know that to PAUSE and show patience even when it’s difficult is better than choosing to fight our way through life.
Our memory verse reminds us that when we show self-control it protects us from harm.
Meal Time Discussion:
Ask a kid: Give some examples of how having self-control protects you from getting hurt.
Ask a parent: Share about a time that you lost control of your temper. What would you do differently now?