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Do you struggle with “jealousy, rage, frustration, gossip, bearing a false witness” (and the list goes on)–in other words, do you lack self-control? This is a very important post (see reblogged post below) to consider on a daily basis. ~Sara’s Musings @ WordPress.com
When Nehemiah first heard of Jerusalem’s destruction, he wept and was emotionally shaken. He wrote, “For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven” (Nehemiah 1:4). Nehemiah suddenly realized the walls around the city of Jerusalem were in ruins. Through all of this, he had mistakenly thought they had remained in place. But when the news arrived of their destruction, he became even more burdened.
In Old Testament times, walls around a city were a symbol of strength and security. Without these, a town would be left defenseless, vulnerable, and open to attack. This was the plight of Jerusalem. It was a city without protection against even wild animals. It had lost its identity and was on the verge of being totally reduced to a mound of rubble.
A person who has an undisciplined spirit or no self-control is like a city without walls. He…
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