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We greet you in the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  On behalf of the members and staff of St. Luke Church of God in Christ, we pray that God's blessings and favor will surround you.

Pastor Frank and Mrs. Lela Howard

Weekly Devotion
"LORD CHECK MY TEMPERANCE "
by Elder Patrick Walker

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? (Proverbs 18:14 KJV)

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Neither give place to the devil. (Ephesians 4:26-27 KJV)

Temperance is the practice of always controlling our actions, thoughts, or feelings so that we do not eat or drink too much, become too angry, etc. It is moderation in action, thought, or feeling; restraint. Furthermore, temperance is habitual moderation in the indulgence of the appetites or passions.

Temperance is a fruit of the Spirit. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23 KJV)

The lack of temperance in one's life can result in failure to obtain the promises of God. Moses can attest to this fact. Moses' lack of temperance caused him not to be able to enter the Promised land. His anger caused him to do something God didn't tell him to do. (See Numbers 20:6-12.)