6-19-14 Dirge #12: Those With No Self Control

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“I can’t believe that I ate the whole thing!” cried the man with his hand to his gut.

Gluttonous living is par for the course; everything in excess turns to smut.

Beware living large, your sin will enlarge!

You’ve no self control, you endanger your soul;

Soon old Satan will come and take charge!

“Sometimes my poor hand has a mind of its own,” said the shoplifting girl to her friend.

Greed and desire takes control of the will leaving heartache alone in the end.

Beware, needy slave, you constantly crave!

You have lost your free will and dare call it a thrill;

It will lead you to Hell from the grave!

“I started drinking when I was fifteen,” slurred the man with a bottle of rum.

Addiction destroys both the body and soul and transforms your whole spirit to scum.

Go away, helpless sot, and get help as you ought!

You will soon be unable to push back from the table;

You are bound to lose more than you thought!

Jesus is waiting for your trembling hand to reach out and believe He’s God’s Son.

When you surrender your life to the Lord then the healing you so need has begun.

There is strength in Christ’s love and our Father above;

You’ll regain self control when you’re saved and made whole.


1 “But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days.

2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud,

blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self control,

brutal, without love for what is good,

4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures

rather than lovers of God,

5 holding to the form of godliness but denying its power.

Avoid these people!”


2 Timothy 3:1-5 (HCS)