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An accurate measure of maturity is self control

Updated: Mar 23

Throughout our lives, we acquire accomplishments and titles. By a certain age, we are given the right to vote, drive a motor vehicle, etc. There are entire ratings systems for viewing television and movies, based on age. In fact, there is a minimum age to serve as President of the United States (35). Most states in the U.S. recognize adulthood at the age of eighteen. Yet, there seems to be some debate at which a person is deemed an "adult". We can serve in the armed services at eighteen, yet cannot buy alcohol until the age of 21. However, there is a measurement system to determine one's maturity level: the ability to keep one's composure in any situation. Self-control is referenced many times in the bible. The book of Proverbs is a good example. Pr 25:28 A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. Whenever the subject is debated on whether we're "grown-up", we have to look no further than how we've handled a difficult situation.

James 1:19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

Self-control and maturity are not always reflected by age. 1 Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

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