We come now to the last characteristic of the fruit of the Spirit: self-control.  Like the rest of the fruit of the Spirit, self-control is not “natural.”  We would much perfer self-indulgence rather than self-control.    It takes little imagination for us to empathize with Solomon’s words in Ecclesiastes 2:10: “And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them.  I kept my heart … Continue reading Self-Control


There is a little cemetery in downtown Baltimore that sits on the corner of Route 1 and Green Mount Avenue.  The cemetery contains the graves of many notable philanthropists and business leaders along with at least 17 Civil War Generals, 8 governors, 7 mayors, 3 Senators, and 1 Secretary of State.  Apparently it is a popular cemetery to visit and according to their website even … Continue reading Faithfulness