(26) Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
(27) It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory.
(28) A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.
(Galatians 5:19-21 ESV)
 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,  idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,  envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
1. Self Control is a fight against the ________.
(Proverbs 25:26)  Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
2. Self Control is a fight against ___________.
(Proverbs 25:27)  It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory.
“A great conflict and a glorious victory are here set out; a conflict not in notion, but in action…The heart is the field of battle. All its evil and powerful passions are deadly foes. They must be met and triumphed over in the strength of God.” Charles Bridges
3. Self Control ________ us.
(Proverbs 25:28)  A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.
“The person without self-control is easy prey to the invader. He yields himself to the first assault of his ungoverned passions, offering no resistance… Having no discipline over himself, temptation becomes the occasion of sin, and hurries him on to fearful lengths that he had not contemplated.” Charles Bridges
The fruit of Self Control is cultivated from the _________.
(Romans 12:2 ESV) Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
(Philippians 4:8 ESV)  Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
The fruit of Self Control is cultivated by growing our _________ for God.
(1 Corinthians 9:25)  Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.