Greater is he who controls his spirit than he who takes a city. (The Bible)

We celebrate winners with awards and accolades—even parades for a victorious military leader or a championship sports team. Stars in sports, literature, and the arts are honored and sometimes idolized. But the lives of some “stars” reflect a lack of control of their attitudes, speech, and behavior. Fame fades quickly, but a life of self-control and selfless sacrifice is long remembered.

A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls (Proverbs 25:28).