self-control
Mark 5:14-15; Luke 8:34-35 “And those grazing them fled, and they report it in the city and in the fields. And they came to see what it is that has occurred, and they are coming to Jesus and beholding the demoniac who had the legion, sitting and garmented and sane, and they were afraid.”
Matthew 23:25-26 “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.”
II Corinthians 5:13-14 “For, whether we were beside ourselves, it is to God, whether we are sane, it is to you. For the love of Christ is constraining us, judging this, that, if One died for the sake of all, consequently all died.”
Romans 12:3 “For I am saying, through the grace which is given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to be overweening, beyond what your disposition must be, but to be of a sane disposition, as God parts to each the measure of faith.”
Acts 26:25 “Yet Paul is responding, Not mad am I, most mighty Festus, but I am declaiming declarations of truth and sanity.
II Timothy 1:7 “For God gives us, not a spirit of timidity, but of power and of love and of sanity.”
Titus 2:11-12 “For the saving grace of God made its advent to all humanity, training us that, disowning irreverence and worldly desires, we should be living sanely and justly and devoutly in the present age.”
I Corinthians 15:34 “Come to your senses [be sober-minded] and stop sinning.”
I Thessalonians 5:6,8 “Let us be alert and self-controlled… Let us be self-controlled.”
overseers - I Timothy 3:2-4 “The overseer, then, must be irreprehensible, the husband of one wife, sober, sane, decorous, hospitable, apt to teach, no toper, not quarrelsome, but lenient, pacific, not fond of money, controlling his own household ideally, having his children in subjection with all gravity ”
overseers - Titus 1:7-9 “The overseer must be unimpeachable as an administrator of God, not given to self-gratification, not irritable, no toper, not quarrelsome, not avaricious; but hospitable, fond of that which is good, sane, just, benign, self-controlled; upholding the faithful word according to the teaching, that he may be able to entreat with sound teaching as well as to expose those who contradict.”
women - I Timothy 2:9-15 “Women also are to be adorning themselves in raiment, decorously, with modesty and sanity, not with braids and gold, or pearls or costly vesture, but (what is becoming to women professing a reverence for God) with good works. Let a woman be learning in quietness with all subjection. Now I am not permitting a woman to be teaching nor yet to be domineering over a man,, but to be in quietness (for Adam was first molded, thereafter Eve, and Adam was not seduced, yet the woman, being deluded, has come to be in the transgression). Yet she shall be saved through the child bearing, if ever they should be remaining in faith and love and holiness with sanity.”
older & younger men & women - Titus 2:2-6 “The aged men are to be sober, grave, sane, sound in the faith, in love, in endurance; the aged women, similarly, in demeanor as becomes the sacred, not adversaries, nor enslaved by much wine, teachers of the ideal, that they may bring the young wives to a sense of their duty to be fond of their husbands, fond of their children, sane, chaste, domestic, good, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. The younger men, similarly, entreat to be sane as to all things,”
Timothy - II Timothy 4:5 “But you [Timothy], be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelists, fulfill your ministry.”
I Peter 1:13 “Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
I Peter 4:7 “The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.”
I Peter 5:8 “Be sober! Watch! For your plaintiff, the Adversary, is walking about as a roaring lion, seeking someone to swallow up. Withstand him, solid in the faith, having perceived the same sufferings being completed in your brotherhood in the world.”
II Timothy 2:24-26 “Now a slave of the Lord must not be fighting, but be gentle toward all, apt to teach, bearing with evil, with meekness training those who are antagonizing, seeing whether God may be giving them repentance to come into a realization of the truth, and they will be sobering up out of the trap of the Adversary, having been caught alive by him, for that one's will.”
Acts 24:24-25 “Now after some days, Felix, coming along with Drusilla, his wife (being a Jewess), sends after Paul and hears him concerning the faith in Christ Jesus. Now as he is arguing concerning righteousness, and self-control, and the impending judgment, Felix, becoming affrighted, answered, Now go. Yet, given occasion, I shall be calling for you,
Galatians 5:22-23 “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
II Peter 1:3-11 “According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us to glory and virtue: whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall: for so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
I Corinthians 9:24-27 “Are you not aware that those racing in a stadium are, indeed, all racing, yet one is obtaining the prize? Thus be racing that you may be grasping it. Now every contender is controlling himself in all things; they, indeed, then, that they may be obtaining a corruptible wreath, yet we an incorruptible. Now then, thus am I racing, not as dubious, thus am I boxing, not as punching the air, but I am belaboring my body and leading it into slavery, lest somehow, when heralding to others, I myself may become disqualified.”
I Corinthians 7:1-9 “Now, concerning what you write to me: It is ideal for a man not to touch a woman. Yet, because of prostitutions, let each man have a wife for himself and each woman have her own husband. Let the husband render to the wife her due, yet likewise the wife also to the husband. The wife has not the jurisdiction of her own body, but the husband, yet likewise the husband also has not the jurisdiction of his own body, but the wife. Do not deprive one another, except sometime it should be by agreement for a period, that you should gave leisure for prayer, and you may be the same again, lest Satan may be trying you because of your incontinence. Now this I am saying as a concession, not as an injunction. For I want all men to be as I myself also, but each has his own gracious gift from God, one indeed, thus, yet one thus. Now I am saying to the unmarried and the widows, that it is ideal for them if ever they should be remaining even as I. Yet if they are not controlling themselves, let them marry, for it is better to marry than to be on fire.”
II Timothy 3:1-5 “Now this know, that in the last days perilous periods will be present, for men will be selfish, fond of money, ostentatious, proud, calumniators, stubborn to parents, ungrateful, malign, without natural affection, implacable, adversaries, uncontrollable, fierce, averse to the good, traitors, rash, conceited, fond of their own gratification rather than fond of God; having a form of devoutness, yet denying its power.”