Bible verses about "controlling our emotions" | Moffatt

Luke 6:45

45 The good man produces good from the good stored in his heart, and the evil man evil from his evil: for a man's mouth utters what his heart is full of.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

19 Do you not know your body is the temple of the holy Spirit within you — the Spirit you have received from God? You are not your own, 20 you were bought for a price; then glorify God with your body.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

1 Thus, I may speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but if I have no love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal; 2 I may prophesy, fathom all mysteries and secret lore, I may have such absolute faith that I can move hills from their place, but if I have no love, I count for nothing; 3 I may distribute all I possess in charity, I may give up my body to be burnt, but if I have no love, I make nothing of it. 4 Love is very patient, very kind. Love knows no jealousy; love makes no parade, gives itself no airs, 5 is never rude, never selfish, never irritated, never resentful; 6 love is never glad when others go wrong, love is gladdened by goodness, 7 always slow to expose, always eager to believe the best, always hopeful, always patient. 8 Love never disappears. As for prophesying, it will be superseded; as for 'tongues,' they will cease; as for knowledge, it will be superseded. 9 For we only know bit by bit, and we only prophesy bit by bit; 10 but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will be superseded. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I argued like a child; now that I am a man, I am done with childish ways. 12 At present we only see the baffling reflections in a mirror, but then it will be face to face; at present I am learning bit by bit, but then I shall understand, as all along I have myself been understood. 13 Thus 'faith and hope and love last on, these three,' but the greatest of all is love.

Romans 8:28

28 We know also that those who love God, those who have been called in terms of his purpose, have his aid and interest in everything.

Galatians 5:17

17 For the passion of the flesh is against the Spirit, and the passion of the Spirit against the flesh — the two are at issue, so that you are not free to do as you please.

1 John 2:16

16 For all that is in the world, the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the proud glory of life, belongs not to the Father but to the world;

Ephesians 4:1-32

1 As the Lord's prisoner, then, I beg of you to live a life worthy of your calling, 2 with perfect modesty and gentleness, showing forbearance to one another patiently, zealous in love 3 to preserve the unity of the Spirit by binding peace upon yourselves. 4 For there is one Body and one Spirit — as you were called for the one hope that belongs to your call — 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over us all, who pervades us all, who is within us all. 7 But each one of us is granted his own grace, as determined by the full measure of Christ's gift. 8 Thus it is said, When he ascended on high he led a host captive and granted gifts to men. 9 What does he ascended mean, except that he first descended to the nether regions of the earth? 10 He who descended is he who ascended above all the heavens to fill the universe; 11 he granted some men to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, some to shepherd and teach, 12 for the equipment of the saints, for the business of the ministry, for the upbuilding of the Body of Christ, 13 till we should all attain the unity of the faith and knowledge of God's Son, reaching maturity, reaching the full measure of development which belongs to the fulness of Christ — 14 instead of remaining immature, blown from our course and swayed by every passing wind of doctrine, by the adroitness of men who are dexterous in devising error; 15 we are to hold by the truth, and by our love to grow up wholly into Him. For He, Christ, is the head, and under him, 16 as the entire Body is welded together and compacted by every joint with which it is supplied, the due activity of each part enables the Body to grow and build itself up in love. 17 Now in the Lord I insist and protest that you must give up living like pagans; for their purposes are futile, 18 their intelligence is darkened, they are estranged from the life of God by the ignorance which their dulness of heart has produced in them — 19 men who have recklessly abandoned themselves to sensuality, with a lust for the business of impurity in every shape and form. 20 That is not how you have understood the meaning of Christ 21 (for it is Christ whom you have been taught, it is in Christ that you have been instructed — the real Christ who is in Jesus); 22 you must lay aside the old nature which belonged to your former course of life, that nature which crumbles to ruin under the passions of moral deceit, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 putting on the new nature, that divine pattern which has been created in the upright and pious character of the Truth. 25 Lay aside falsehood, then, let each tell his neighbour the truth, for we are members one of another. 26 Be angry but do not sin; never let the sun set upon your exasperation, 27 give the devil no chance. 28 Let the thief steal no more; rather let him work and put his hands to an honest task, so as to have something to contribute to the needy. 29 Let no bad word pass your lips, but only such speech as is good for edification, as occasion may require, words that are gracious and a means of grace to those who hear them. 30 And do not vex God's holy Spirit, by whom you have been sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Drop all bitter feeling and passion and anger and clamouring and insults, together with all malice; 32 be kind to each other, be tender-hearted, be generous to each other as God has been generous to you in Christ.

Ephesians 4:26-27

26 Be angry but do not sin; never let the sun set upon your exasperation, 27 give the devil no chance.

Philippians 4:13

13 In him who strengthens me I am able for anything.

Ephesians 6:11-17

11 put on God's armour so as to be able to stand against the stratagems of the devil. 12 For we have to struggle, not with blood and flesh but with the angelic Rulers, the angelic Authorities, the potentates of the dark present, the spirit-forces of evil in the heavenly sphere. 13 So take God's armour, that you may be able to make a stand upon the evil day and hold your ground by overcoming all the foe. 14 Hold your ground, tighten the belt of truth about your loins, wear integrity as your coat of mail, 15 and have your feet shod with the stability of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, take faith as your shield, to enable you to quench all the fire-tipped darts flung by the evil one, 17 put on salvation as your helmet, and take the Spirit as your sword (that is, the word of God),

2 Peter 1:5-9

5 for this very reason, do you contrive to make it your whole concern to furnish your faith with resolution, resolution with intelligence, 6 intelligence with self-control, self-control with stedfastness, stedfastness with piety, 7 piety with brotherliness, brotherliness with Christian love. 8 For as these qualities exist and increase with you, they render you active and fruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; 9 whereas he who has not these by him is blind, shortsighted, oblivious that he has been cleansed from his erstwhile sins.

Galatians 5:22-23

22 But the harvest of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, good temper, kindliness, generosity, fidelity, 23 gentleness, self-control: — there is no law against those who practise such things.

Galatians 5:16-24

16 I mean, lead the life of the Spirit; then you will never satisfy the passions of the flesh. 17 For the passion of the flesh is against the Spirit, and the passion of the Spirit against the flesh — the two are at issue, so that you are not free to do as you please. 18 If you are under the sway of the Spirit, you are not under the Law. 19 Now the deeds of the flesh are quite obvious, such as sexual vice, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, magic, quarrels, dissension, jealousy, temper, rivalry, factions, party-spirit, 21 envy, [murder], drinking bouts, revelry, and the like; I tell you beforehand as I have told you already, that people who indulge in such practices will never inherit the Realm of God. 22 But the harvest of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, good temper, kindliness, generosity, fidelity, 23 gentleness, self-control: — there is no law against those who practise such things. 24 Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its emotions and passions.

1 Corinthians 10:13

13 No temptation has waylaid you that is beyond man's power; trust God, he will never let you be tempted beyond what you can stand, but when temptation comes, he will provide the way out of it, so that you can bear up under it.

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