One of the things I find hard to answer are questions pertaining to “What is your best so, so and so…?” Like What is your best color? What is your favorite meal? What is your best movie of all time? These questions make me think for too long and as such, my default response to them is usually “None” or I give a list of names.
However on the matter of movies, I have one that has remained on my top 20 or 50 or so for years now and it’s none other than the ever classic TROY. This movie is (supposedly) based on a poem by one ‘Homer’, and it features the great Achilles (played by Brad Pitt). I’d have so loved to tell you more about this great movie but all you need to know is that for a very long time the City of Troy couldn’t be defeated because they had a heck of an army and a leader in the person of “Hector”, but their real vantage point was their FORTIFIED WALLS. Because of their Walls (big way of saying ‘Fence’), they remained undefeated much longer than most of their neighbors.
For those of us “Game Of Thrones” fans, I’m sure you can think of one or two battles that fortified walls played a huge role.
Now imagine that YOU were a city, what kind of wall would you say you have now? How Fortified can you boast to be?
Our Quote today says;
“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.” Proverbs 25:28
Having known the importance of (Fortified) Walls to a city, just imagine one being under serious attack with no walls whatsoever to serve as the first line of defense.
A City where people can come and go as they like, enemies can walk in and out at will, trading cannot really be regulated and order will be a stranger to such a city.
The person with NO Self Control is likened to this City. The man/woman who doesn’t know how to speak/ react/ behave to people, how to live with moderation and temperance, such a person is TOTALLY DEFENSELESS, such a City is a ticking time bomb, waiting to be destroyed at ANY given moment.
Those people that brag about their temper and how “short” it is, those people that brag about how blunt they can be, those people who have held on tenaciously to unproductive habits, these are the ones broken down, these are the ones without walls, they are the ones prone to experience attack and utterly fail.
Such a person without Self Control, is like this City without Walls (defense). No one would Love to be part of such a city, no one would want to invest there, No ONE.
- DO YOU WANT TO BE THAT CITY OF RUINS, THAT ONE BROKEN DOWN, LACKING ANY WALL OF SELF-CONTROL?
The Bricks Are In Your Hands…