"Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good."
"Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed". [1 Peter 1:13]
"For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love." [2 Peter 1:6-7 ]
Let us not live our lives as if we are cities with broken down walls. A city with broken down walls has no protection and is open to the free reign and rampage of the enemy! When we allow ourselves to be "emotional hostages" and recklessly lose all self-control, in the heat of the moment, we are letting down our guards and sending an open invitation to Satan to "Come on in!"
Doubting that we'd like to invite Satan over to pillage our lives, let's take hold of that freedom that Christ suffered for, for us. Let us be sober minded and not allow our emotions to enslave us.
Whom the Son set FREE is FREE, indeed!
And WE ARE FREE, to be victims and hostages NO LONGER!
My God is FAITHFUL!