Day 8 - Temperance

Mission to Uganda August 14


The most common Greek word for self-control (temperance, KJV) is enkrateia - Its root meaning is: power over oneself or self-mastery. Self-control and is also the virtue that holds our appetites in check, controlling our rational will or regulating our conduct without being duly swayed by sensuous desires.

Bible verse (1 Corinthians 9:27 KJV)

God has all given us the ability to have self control, but we can’t do it without the holy spirit.

Self control is a fruit that is produced through obedience to God, without faith we can’t obey God! It’s through faith that we will believe and trust in what God tells us to do.

Wisdom and self control and patience also work hand in hand to produce godly character.

(2 Peter 1:6 KJV)

The negative effect of having a lack of self control is walking in the flesh, which brings death, greed and selfishness! Where as, having self control involves knowledge and wisdom, which brings life.


This mission has been a great learning curb for me. I believe that I have grown in many ways and it has truly been a privilege to serve the king in Uganda!

Leslie Kimona