How is a person who lacks self-control like a city whose walls are broken through? (Proverbs 25:28)

Proverbs 25:28 

Like a city whose walls are broken through
    is a person who lacks self-control.

Clarify Share Report Asked April 24 2019 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Fiona Sandford
I think this is a literal statement. The City walls are it’s defenses. I interpret this to mean that if we do not exercise self-control we are the easily overrun and potentially destroyed by the enemy.

April 25 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Kristine Rodrigues
Wisdom is a defense as stated in Ecclesiastes, and wisdom gives life. Self control is based on wisdom. One controls himself/herself because s/he has learned through experience or sound doctrine that behavior has consequences. Though self control one acts, or refrains from acting, to achieve the desired results. If one does not have self control s/he becomes vulnerable to his/her environment and the intentions of others.

April 25 2019 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Al Mark
If you don't have self-control, you are at the mercy of anyone or anything that wants to manipulate and control you. Addicts are a prime example of what it looks like when you lose self control - you don't control you, something else controls you.

A city whose walls are broken through is what's left when an invading army has overcome it and taken control of it. The city's inhabitants are no longer in control; an outside force is.

November 16 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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