God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but the Spirit of power and love and Self-Control. 1 Tim 2:7 (NJB)
Finally the last Fruit of the Spirit – Self-control.
Why did I choose the pineapple to represent self-control? Many years ago, my mum cut a fresh pineapple for us. It was so sweet, juicy and delicious that I must have eaten quite a lot because soon after, my tongue started hurting very badly. I developed such painful sores on my tongue that it took days to heal. Since then, I had an aversion to pineapples. It was only in recent years that I started eating pineapples again, but only in moderation.
However, the memory of that painful lesson never faded through the years. It was a good lesson in self-control from the Lord, to not only control my appetites but always seek the Spirit’s guidance in every aspect of my life. By R
Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Prov 25:28 (NIV)